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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas re-issue

Written by John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas re-issue Synopsis

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.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas re-issue Press Reviews

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 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849920438
Publication date: 29th April 2010
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: David Fickling Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland and is the author of eight novels for adults. His first novel for children, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and was made into a film. His novels are published in over 40 languages.

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