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The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
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Genre/Form: Jugendbuch
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 0385751079 9780385751070 0385751060 9780385751063 0385751532 9780385751537 9780385751896 0385751893 0385610556 9780385610551
OCLC Number: 62421097
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2006, considered
Description: 215 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Boy in the striped pyjamas
Responsibility: by John Boyne.

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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

"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." -- Publisher's description.

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