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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


Two young boys encounter the best and worst of humanity during the Holocaust in this powerful read that USA Today called "as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.”  


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 to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people 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 from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Hardcover

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  • John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His novels have been published in over forty languages, and his books for young readers include Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list, and was adapted into a Miramax feature film. He lives in Dublin. To learn more, visit

  • ISBN-13: 9780385751063
    Publisher: Random House Children's Books
    Publication date: 09/12/2006
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.83(d)
    Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

    Chapter Books - Young Adult Fiction | Historical | Holocaust
    Chapter Books - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism
    BChapter ooks - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
    -Concentration camps    -Friendship in children
    -Nazis    -Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    -World War, 1939-1945    -Jews
    -Friendship    -Auschwitz (Concentration camp)

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