|Ian Serraillier (1912-1994)|
"My name, Serraillier, is pronounced: SER (as in serpent), and if you rhyme the rest with Australia you won't go far wrong."
|illustration from "Death of a Dictator" by Farmer|
One of our read-alouds right now is The Silver Sword (American title - Escape from Warsaw), also by Serraillier. It features Polish children caught up in the Second World War and their trek across Europe in search of their parents. We are reading one nice-sized chapter per day. I don't recommend reading this tale unless you want your children to start asking for "one more chapter, pull-eeze??" My 10 yr. old dd, never much for any war story, has now been begging for more WWII stories to read on her own. Oh, let me see what else I can find around here, dear...