The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Hardback edition released 06/10/2016

by John Boyne

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year.

 

Initially it is difficult to believe that the young son of the commandant of Auschwitz is as innocent as he is, then you begin to accept his ignorance and follow a developing friendship through to its dreadful conclusion.  That this is written for children is easy to forget.  I urge you to read Morris Gleitzman’s Once, too, for the Jewish perspective.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Synopsis

Bruno doesn't like his new house. He had to leave all his friends behind in Berlin, and there are no children to play with here - until Bruno meets Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the wire fence near Bruno's house, and who wears a strange uniform of striped pyjamas. A stunning anniversary edition of John Boyne's powerful classic bestseller, with illustrations from award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780857533937
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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About John Boyne

John Boyne (Author) John Boyne is the author of thirteen novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet and opera. His many international bestsellers include The Heart's Invisible Furies and A Ladder to the Sky. He has won three Irish Book Awards, along with a host of other international literary prizes. His novels are published in over fifty languages. Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in ...

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