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The boy in the striped pyjamas / John Boyne.

By: Boyne, John, 1971- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : David Fickling, 2006Description: 215 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781849920438; 038560940X; 0385610319; 9780385609401 ; 9780385610315; 038560940X ; 9780099487821.Subject(s): Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Teen fiction | Concentration camps -- Poland -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fiction | Nazis -- Teen fiction | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Teen fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Poland -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 | 823.914 Summary: This work was set in 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 what 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.Summary: Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, nine-year-old Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pyjamas who lives behind a wire fence. Suggested level: secondary.
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A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale of two young boys caught up in events beyond their control.

This work was set in 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 what 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.

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, nine-year-old Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pyjamas who lives behind a wire fence. Suggested level: secondary.

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