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    DescriptionLines may divide us, but hope will unite us ...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 where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.


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    Title
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Boyne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862305274
    ISBN 10: 1862305277
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N78
    Libri: IRIS4210, HOLO4060
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN, YFX, YFCR
    Thema V1.0: YFC
    Edition statement
    Film Tie-in ed
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Definitions
    Publication date
    11 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. www.johnboyne.com @john_boyne
    Review quote
    "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 "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 thorugh 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" -- Becky Stadwick The Bookseller "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
    Back cover copy
    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil? 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 where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.