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.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $24.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781909531192
    Published: 21/03/2014
    Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)
    Extent: 272 pages
    Stock Level: HIGH
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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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  • Hardback
    $34.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780385609401
    Published: 02/12/2005
    Imprint: David Fickling Books
    Extent: 224 pages
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  • eBook
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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 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

"The most exciting book since Curious Incident with John Boyne's Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" - Inis

"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

"A fresh and new perspective on the Holocaust . . . It is a novel whose ending remains with readers long after the pages are finished, it is a novel that inspires thought and difference of opinion, it is a book that deserves to be read, to be discussed, to be held close to the heart" - ACHUKA

"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

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

"It has much in common with the classic children's book My Name is David . . . A brave, unusual and heart-rending tale; it may be a world seen through a child's eyes, but it deals with adult - indeed timeless - themes" - Capital

"A book which sensitively deals with the Holocaust and is bound to provoke questions in young readers" - Inis

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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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