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John Boyne

Biography

John Boyne

John Boyne is the author of CRIPPEN, THE THIEF OF TIME, NEXT OF KIN and the New York Times and internationally bestselling THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Boyne won two Irish Book Awards (the People’s Choice and the Children’s) for THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, which has recently been made into a Miramax feature film, and his novels have been translated into more than 30 languages. Ireland's Sunday Business Post named him one of the 40 people under 40 in Ireland "likely to be the movers and shakers who will define the country's culture, politics, style and economics in 2005 and beyond." Crippen was nominated for the Sunday Independent Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award. He lives with his partner in Dublin.

John Boyne

Books by John Boyne

by John Boyne - Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Literary Fiction

Berlin, 1942:  When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno decides there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye.

by John Boyne - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching. And this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape. This title has Common Core connections.

by John Boyne - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Holocaust

John Boyne's novel is the gripping story of two boys --- one the son of a commandant in Hitler's army and the other a Jew --- who come face-to-face at a barbed wire fence that separates, and eventually intertwines their lives.