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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

A guide for year ten students studying this novel.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


The novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne can be found in the Resource Centre in the fiction shelves at BOYN.

Visit John Boyne's official web-site for biographical details and background information on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

John Boyne - Biography


Visit the following web-sites for information on John Boyne, his life and achievements.


IndieLondon: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne talks about the inspiration behind the novel as well as his thoughts on the Holocaust and Germany's understanding of it.

Teen Reads: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

In this interview John Boyne discusses the parallels between the two boys in the novel and on why he deliberately left many things ambiguous. He also elaborates on his main characters naivete and it's implications for society on a larger scale.


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Movie Trailer

Historical Context

Access background information and information on the historical context of the novel to enhance your understanding,




There have been numerous reviews written on the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Read the reviews written in international newspapers such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Literary Review, and The Telegraph

Also read the reviews published on various literary web-sites, including Litlovers, Shelflove, and Bookreporter.


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