The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Author(s): John Boyne; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Modern & Contemporary Literature

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us.


Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.


He's oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country.


All he knows is that he has moved from Berlin to a desolate area where he has no one to play with.


Until he meets Shmuel.


Shmuel lives in a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence, where everyone wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.


Despite the wire fence separating them, the two boys become best friends.


As they grow closer, Bruno starts to learn the terrible truth that lies beyond the fence, and what life is like for his friend.


John Boyne's classic novel explores the friendship and loss of innocence of Bruno and Shmuel, during one of the worst points in history.


Product Information

A stunning collector's edition of John Boyne's unforgettable novel, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

John Boyne (Author) John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of nine novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. His most recent book is The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain, which sees him returning to the setting of the Second World War. His novels are published in over 45 languages. www.johnboyne.com @john_boyneOliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in illustration, painting, collage, and sculpture. His critically-acclaimed picture books have been released internationally and translated into over thirty languages, and his artwork has been exhibited at institutions including the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Ulster Museum in Belfast, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna. Oliver has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award, Irish Book Award, Texas Bluebonnet Award, and United Kingdom Literary Association Award. He will release his fifteenth book as author and illustrator in late 2016. Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780857533937
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Doubleday Children's
  • : October 2016
  • : 222mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 352
  • : 352
  • : 823.914
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : English
  • : John Boyne; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : John Boyne; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : with illustrations from award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers
  • : 10th Anniversary edition
  • : with illustrations from award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers
  • : 10th Anniversary edition
  • : Hardback