The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

That rare kind of book that shakes your whole being. Good, evil and friendship in a Nazi death camp. Berlin, 1942. Bruno gets home from school to find his things being packed into crates. His father has been promoted, and the family are moving to a new house far away. When they arrive at their desolate new home, Bruno is baffled by its isolation. Why does a razor-wire fence stretch all around it? And who is the boy across the fence, wearing striped pyjamas? Innocence, evil and a friendship that crosses all boundaries: a story so powerful it hurts.

“A small wonder of a book.” The Guardian

“Quite impossible to put down, this is the rare kind of book that doesn’t leave your head for days.” The Bookseller

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  • Awards

    John Boyne has won several awards for Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, including two Irish Book Awards and the Bisto Children’s Book Award.

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