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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Tells the story of the boy in the striped pyjamas.

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ISBN 9781909531192
Barcode 9781909531192
Published 3 November 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Boyne, John
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781909531192
ISBN-10 1909531197
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Definitions
Publication Date 3 November 2014
International Publication Date 13 February 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
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 475465

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. 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 Independent 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 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 The Bookseller Overwhelmingly powerful ... This is a story so exceptional and vivid that it cannot be erased from the mind Carousel

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Author's Bio

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller. His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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