The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

the-boy-in-the-striped-pajamasNine-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin in 1942 to take up residence near a concentration camp, where his father will be commandant. Unhappy and lonely, Bruno disobeys his parents and goes out exploring near his new home. He finds Shmuel, a Jewish boy, behind a barbed-wire fence. They become friends. They do not understand the true nature of the camp. Bruno wants to help Shmuel find his father, who has mysteriously disappeared. He sneaks into the camp, wearing a striped prisoners’’ outfit. The two boys are taken on a march with other inmates. Briuno’s family never sees Bruno again. This tenth anniversary edition of the book, told from Bruno’s point of view, features powerful illustrations. There is also a 2008 award-winning movie adaptation of this international bestseller. mjw
Title: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
: Oliver Jeffers
: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright
: 2006
: 978-0-399-55931-0
Hardcover pages
: 352
Age range
: 12 up
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Germany
Author’s ethnicity
: Irish
Author’s residence
: Dublin, Ireland
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Irish
Illustrator’s residence
: New York
: Auschwitz, Concentration camp, Holocaust, Jews, Nazis, Poland, World War II

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