The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
A new edition of this best-selling book from David Fickling Books.
Paperback$24.99 RRPISBN: 9781849920438Published: 01/05/2010Imprint: David Fickling Books (PB)Extent: 224 pagesStock Level: HIGHPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
Hardback$34.99 RRPISBN: 9780385609401Published: 02/12/2005Imprint: David Fickling BooksExtent: 224 pagesStock Level: Temporarily out of StockPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781409097532Published: 19/03/2010Imprint: RHCP DigitalExtent: 224 pages
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What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil? Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
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A warm, whimsical and imaginative tale of an unusual little boy struggling to be accepted...
"This novel is a fine addition to a once taboo area of history, at least where children's literature is concerned. It provides an account of a dreadful episode short on actual horror but packed with overtones that remain in the imagination. Plainly and sometimes archly written, it stays just ahead of its readers before delivering its killer punch in the final pages." - Nick Tucker, Independent
"The great strength of Bruno's narrative is the way it is mired in the parochial preoccupations of a nine-year-old... for the younger reader, the slow revelation of detail becomes an education in real time of the horrors of 'Out-With', known to the grown-ups as Auschwitz.... The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is a small wonder of a book. Bruno's education is conducted slowly, through a series of fleeting social encounters rather than by plunging him into a nightmare landscape." - The Guardian
"An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war seen through the eyes of two young boys, it's stirring stuff. Raw literary talent at its best. More please!" - Irish Independent
"'Quite impossible to put down, this is the rare kind of book that doesn't leave your head for days. Word of mouth should be strong and this has the potential to cross over to an adult audience. A unique and captivating novel, which I believe deserves huge success'" - Becky Stradwick, Borders, The Bookseller
"A memorable and moving story, with a child's view of a frightening adult world." - Oxford Times
"Interview with John Boyne. 'Boyne carries the story so effectively, particularly in the ending, that few readers will avoid tears." - The Bookseller
"Grab it before it is grabbed by the curriculum gurus. It won't let you go." - Lindsey Fraser, The Bookseller
"Destined to be one of the most talked about books of the year." - www.askews.co.uk
"Every now and then something outstanding comes along and blows you away...the naivity of both children is both beautiful and gut-wrenching. There have been many books written on the Holocaust, but I have never come across a children's book that has been so well written." - Wild Geese (blog)
"Set to become a publishing phenomenon...it will take children over 10 on an emotional rollercoaster. Adults will love the book too. They will be moved, amazed and astonished." - David O'Callaghan, Irish Examiner