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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
 

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 whe... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781409097518
Barcode 9781409097518
Published 23 February 2010 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Boyne, John
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ISBN-13 9781409097518
ISBN-10 140909751X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint RHCP Digital
Publication Date 23 February 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
War Stories
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Jewish children in the Holocaust - Fiction - Poland, Concentration camp inmates - Fiction, Children of Nazis - Fiction, Berlin Germany - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 554403

Description of this Electronic Book

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us. Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He's oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has moved from Berlin to a desolate area where he has no one to play with.Until he meets Shmuel. Shmuel lives in a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence, where everyone wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Despite the wire fence separating them, the two boys become best friends. As they grow closer, Bruno starts to learn the terrible truth that lies beyond the fence, and what life is like for his friend. John Boyne's classic novel explores the friendship and loss of innocence of Bruno and Shmuel, during one of the worst points in history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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

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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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