The boy in the striped pyjamas

by John Boyne

What happens when innocece is confronted by mostrous evil?

An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war...


John Boyne

He was educated at Trinity College, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

He is the author of several novels like "The boy in the striped pajamas" the latter being a success in every country in which it was published. In Ireland remained in first place for an entire year.

It has been translated and thirty-four languages ​​including Braille and has been an extraordinary bestseller in several countries.

Winner of two Irish Book Awards and British Book Award finalist, has been filmed by Miramax / Disney directed by Mark Herman.

In Spain it has been awarded the Reader Award 2007 of the magazine Qué Leer and managed to stay more than a year in all bestseller lists

The book

An important family whose fhater is a soldier of Hitler was happy in Berlin. One day the family have to move to the country because the father's work.

Children, Bruno and Gretel didn't want to move, but it was necessary.

Children and mother didn't know about the place of the new house. The news house was near a extermination camps of Jews.

Bruno was to be the better explorator of the world, so secretly he used to go to the field and looked at the other side of the fence.

He met a new friend called Shmuel and they used to speak by the fence.

One day Bruno wanted to go play with Shmuel in the other side of the fence, so he dressed in striped pijamas to enter.

It was the end of Bruno and Shmuel.

Bruno's parents couldn't arrive in time to stop the execution of the crowd, including Bruno and Shmuel.