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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099572862
Barcode 9780099572862
Published 1 August 2012 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099572862
ISBN-10 0099572869
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Children's Classics
Publication Date 1 August 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 172g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Jewish children in the Holocaust - Fiction - Poland, Concentration camp inmates - Fiction, Children of Nazis - Fiction, Berlin Germany - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 277639

Description of this Book

'Something's are just sitting there, minding their own business and waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone' Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone'. Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. In 2015, John chaired the panel for the Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. The Heart's Invisible Furies is his most ambitious novel yet.

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