The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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An international bestseller and a truly unforgettable and life-changing story.

 
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.

If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.

We hope you never have to cross such a fence.

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  • Paperback
    $24.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781909531192
    Published: 21/03/2014
    Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)
    Extent: 272 pages
    Stock Level: HIGH
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  • Hardback
    $34.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780385609401
    Published: 02/12/2005
    Imprint: David Fickling Books
    Extent: 224 pages
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  • Paperback
    $24.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781849920438
    Published: 01/05/2010
    Imprint: David Fickling Books (PB)
    Extent: 224 pages
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  • eBook
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    ISBN: 9781409097532
    Published: 19/03/2010
    Imprint: RHCP Digital
    Extent: 272 pages
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    ISBN: 9781409097518
    Published: 19/03/2010
    Imprint: RHCP Digital
    Extent: 272 pages
  • CD
    $39.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781846576522
    Published: 01/06/2006
    Imprint: RHCP Audio
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"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" - Independent

"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

"Grab it before it is grabbed by the curriculum gurus. It won't let you go" - The Bookseller

"Deceptively simply written . . . The story is beautifully written in the style of a fable and the message seems clear - adults do stupid, cruel things" - TES Teacher

"An extraordinary book that made me feel increasingly chilled" - TES

"Very simply written and highly memorable. There are no monstrosities on the page but the true horror is all the more potent for being implicit" - Ireland on Sunday

"An extraordinary book . . . A powerful story, simply told" - Irish Examiner

"A very sad and haunting story . . . It will really make you think, long after you have finished it, and leave you slightly stunned as Bruno's innocence contrasts with the cruel world of the Nazis. Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely for everyone else" - Herts & Essex Observer

"This is such a poignant tale it will pull at the heart strings" - Colchester Evening Chronicle

"An ambitious debut" - Books for Keeps

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John Boyne

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of nine novels for adults and four for younger readers, including the international bestsellers The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide, The Absolutist and, most recently, Stay Where You Are And Then Leave. His novels are published in over forty-five languages. He is married and lives in Dublin.

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