The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable

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David Fickling Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
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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The boy in the striped pajamas by John Boyne is a very great book. the time of the book taked place during the Holocaust. Bruno is a nine year old boy who's father has gotten transferd to a ... Read full review

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User Review  - SwimmingPenguin - Borders

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a powerful story from the point of view of a nine-year old boy. The story is a little slow in the beginning, but once readers reach the middle the book becomes ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
30
Section 5
55
Section 6
67
Section 7
86
Section 8
95
Section 11
134
Section 12
150
Section 13
161
Section 14
176
Section 15
186
Section 16
193
Section 17
200
Section 18
214

Section 9
104
Section 10
116

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About the author (2007)

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.


From the Hardcover edition.

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