Synopsis

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us . . .

Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

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Definitions

Definitions

Definitions is an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK, publishing titles by such bestselling authors as Siobhan Dowd, Gayle Forman, Kate Thompson and Markus Zusak.

Book information

ISBN: 9781862305274
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint: Definitions
Pub date:
Edition: Media tie-in
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 184g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 17mm