Children's Literature in Education

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 85–88 | Cite as

Ian Serraillier The Silver Sword

  • Gill Bullen
  • John M. P. Hodgson
Teachers at work: two novels in the classroom


Cle invited several classroom teachers to select a novel which regularly “goes well” with their classes, to analyse its success, and to discuss the ways in which they and their classes have shared the book together.

Gill Bullen chose Ian Serraillier'sThe Silver Sword (published in the United States asEscape from Warsaw), which she enjoys teaching to eleven and twelve-year-old children of all abilities. John Hodgson, who has taught in both England and the United States, has found Albert Camus'The Outsider (published in the States asThe Stranger) to be a popular choice with students of fifteen and over.

Further contributions from teachers will be published in our next issue.


Social Context Classroom Teacher Popular Choice States asThe Silver Sword 
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  1. Berna, Paul (English translation)A Hundred Million Francs London: The Bodley Head and Puffin books, 1957Google Scholar
  2. Serraillier, IanThe Silver Sword London: Jonathan Cape and Puffin Books; (asEscape from Warsaw) New York: Criterion Books and Scholastic, 1956Google Scholar
  3. Tolkien, J. R. R.The Hobbit, or There and Back Again London: Allen & Unwin; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gill Bullen
  • John M. P. Hodgson

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