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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
 

Tells the story of a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later the reader arrives with Bruno at a 'fence', which is not meant to be crossed.

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ISBN 9781862305274
Barcode 9781862305274
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781849920438
Published 2 February 2009 by Random House
Format Paperback, Film Tie-In
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Author(s) By Boyne, John
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ISBN-13 9781862305274
ISBN-10 1862305277
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Definitions
Publication Date 2 February 2009
International Publication Date 11 September 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Film Tie-In
Edition Film Tie-In
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Adventure Stories
Anzac Day Books
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 57455

Description of this Book

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. (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 20060113 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 Guardian 20060121 An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war seen thorugh the eyes of two young boys, it's stirring stuff. Raw literary talent at its best. More please! Irish Independent 20051217 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 Stadwick The Bookseller 20050812 Brilliantly written, superbly conceived novel, ending with words as bleakly ambiguous as any I have ever read. Boyne's ability to lead us on with crystal clear prose so that we unthinkingly fall into the elephant trap reminds me irresistably of another Irishman - Jonathan Swift -- Dennis Hamley The School Librarian 20060701
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of six novels. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin.

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