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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.

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ISBN 9781849920438
Barcode 9781849920438
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781909531192
Published 1 October 2010 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Boyne, John
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ISBN-13 9781849920438
ISBN-10 1849920435
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 29 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Boyne, John
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 165g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 231993

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 through 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 Stradwick The Bookseller 20050812 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 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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