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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Educational edition of this historical book

John Boyne

Suitable for:  KS3, 11-14, English, Reading

Price:  £9.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832676-2
Publication date: 31/05/2007
Paperback: 224 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Availability: This item is currently reprinting, but may be ordered now for delivery when back in stock.

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Where is 'Outwith' and who is Bruno? How is he connected? Soon he will meet the boy in striped pyjamas and befriend him. But why must the boy stay behind the wire?


  • Chilling, subtle exploration of evil from a child's perspective
  • Accessible language skilfully evokes a sense of time and place
  • The reader is left to infer and deduce the true story from evidence in the text
  • Cross-curricular links with History and Citizenship

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  • My class of naughty Year 8s have been transformed by this book - they have LOVED reading it so much that a couple of them suggested that instead of moving on to the next unit (which is on animation, usually a sure-fire winner) we should just re-read the book. - TES Staffroom
  • The students were totally bowled over by it. - Ms Theobald, Head of English, Slough Grammar School
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