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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:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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: Fables
Historical fiction
YRCA book award: Junior: Winner
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
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 038560940X 9780385609401 0385751532 9780385751537 9780756989439 0756989434 9780385751896 0385751893 9781909531192 1909531197 9780385610551 0385610556
OCLC Number: 62421097
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2006, considered
PNLA Young Reader's Choice Award, Junior division, 2005.
Description: 215 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "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 website.
Other Titles: Boy in the striped pyjamas
Responsibility: by John Boyne.


Tells the story of a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence.  Read more...
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