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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Written by John BoyneAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Boyne


· David Fickling Books
· Hardcover · Ages 12 and up
· September 12, 2006 · $15.95 · 978-0-385-75106-3 (0-385-75106-0)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

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"Certain to be one of the publishing sensations of 2006." -The Observer (U.K.)

"A memorable and moving story." -The Oxford Times (U.K.)

"A small wonder of a book." -The Guardian (U.K.)

"A book so simple, so seemingly effortless, that it's almost perfect." -The Irish Independent

"An extraordinary book." -The Irish Examiner

AWARDS

NOMINEE - New York State Charlotte Award
WINNER - IRA Young Adult Choices
WINNER - Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award
NOMINEE - Iowa Teen Book Award
NOMINEE - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

John Boyne is a full-time writer living in Dublin. He was writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia in Creative Writing and spent many years working as a bookseller. This is his first book for young readers. The author lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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