About the Book :
'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone' Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
Interesting Facts :
Don't know your habbo hotel from your moshi monster? Confused by puffles and club penguin? Enjoy some time away from the computer: revisit your childhood reading and share a wonderful classic story with your child.Vintage Children's Classics publish the best books in a beautiful, affordable and accessible styleGrowth of children's market: Office for National Statistics indicates an 11% growth in primary-aged children to 2026.This modern classic is a moving story of the second world war. For girls and boys11+. It will appeal to fans of The Diary of Anne Frank, Goodnight Mister Tom and films like Life is BeautifulSunday Times (UK) and New York Times (US) number one bestseller. It spent 66 weeks at number one in Ireland
About the Author :
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He always knew that he wanted to be was a writer, devouring books such as Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo and Robinson Crusoe at a young age. He wrote his first book at the age of 20, but it wasn't easy making a living as a writer and for many years he worked at Waterstones bookshop in Dublin. He is now the author of seven novels. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin.