I added this apparently well-beloved children's classic to my to-read list because it was recommended by one of my internet friends, Amy. I had never heard of it before, but according to the cover this is the 50th Golden Anniversary Edition that I read--it is a classic... though an old one.
This is going to be a very short review because there's not much I can say about it. The Silver Sword is certainly a good book, an excellent children's book. I know I definitely would have enjoyed it as a child--I seem to remember reading quite a few J-Fic holocaust stories when I was younger, and this book seemed to go along the same sort of lines--though more of an adventure story and one from the perspective of the children of one of the countries invaded by Germany, rather than the more commonly written Jewish people of Germany itself.
I enjoyed it well enough; I certainly wasn't bored, and I read it fairly quickly. I suppose it is simply due to my exposure to so much astonishingly brilliant literature over the past few years that I didn't find the writing of the story particularly exciting. But as I said, it was enjoyable, and I think a far better read for children than most of the sickening stuff they seem to be reading nowadays. So I highly recommend it for all kids and tweens!