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The Boy in Striped Pajamas

The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Originally published: Great Britain: David Fickling Books, 2006.

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ISBN 9780385751537
Published 23 October 2007 by Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boyne, John
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ISBN-13 9780385751537
ISBN-10 0385751532
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 23 October 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Friendship, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Young adult fiction, Nazis
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 70918

Description of this Book

Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Certain to be one of the publishing sensations of 2006. - The Observer (U.K.)<br><br> A memorable and moving story. - The Oxford Times (U.K.)<br><br> A small wonder of a book. - The Guardian (U.K.)<br><br> A book so simple, so seemingly effortless, that it's almost perfect. - The Irish Independent<br><br> An extraordinary book. - The Irish Examiner<br> <br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His novels have been published in over forty languages, and his books for young readers include Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list, and was adapted into a Miramax feature film. He lives in Dublin. To learn more, visit JohnBoyne.com.

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