The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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This guide has been created for year 8 students who are doing a close book study of "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas".
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
by John Boyne (Goodreads Author)
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the back cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.
If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter such a fence.
The below image shows many of the concentration camps, as well as massacres, perpetuated across Europe by the Nazis.
- The boy in the striped pyjamas byCall Number: F BOYISBN: 9780198326762Publication Date: 2008Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a desolate place called "Out-With" in 1942, nine-year-old Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends Shmuel, a boy in striped pyjamas who lives behind a wire fence.
- The boy in the striped pyjamas byCall Number: F BOYISBN: 9781409097518Publication Date: 2010E-Book
- The boy in the striped pyjamas byCall Number: F BOYISBN: 9781448198283Publication Date: 2016Audio Book
Non-Fiction Library Resources
- Nazi Death Camps byISBN: 9780836859478Publication Date: 2005-07-01The World Almanac Library of the Holocaust tells the story of the horrific mass murder of millions of people at the hands of the Nazis, with special emphasis on the attempted genocide against the Jewish people. Written in clear, narrative style and complemented by primary source documents and period photography, this series gives a realistic and sensitive account of the Holocaust. From the rise of Nazi anti-Semitism in Germany to the shocking atrocities committed in the concentration camps, this series attempts to explain the unexplainable-how an event as terrible as the Holocaust ever could have occurred.
- The Holocaust byISBN: 1588103757Publication Date: 2001-05-21This book explores the Holocaust, including: how the events of November 9, 1938 changed the course of world history; how many lives were lost in the Nazi death camps; and what happened to the Nazis responsible for the Holocaust.
- On the Frontline Surviving the Holocaust byISBN: 1844436942Publication Date: 2005-06-01Uses personal accounts to look at the Nazis' murder of over six million people during World War II, from Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s to the liberation of the concentration camps in 1945.
- Auschwitz byCall Number: 940.5318 DEEISBN: 9780766033221Publication Date: 2012-01-01Yet, my little Diary, I don't want to die, I still want to live... Eva Heyman, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, wrote these words in her last diary entry in the spring of 1944. Soon after, she was deported and murdered at Auschwitz. During the Holocaust, the Nazis murdered more than one million people at Auschwitz. The largest of all the Nazi camps, Auschwitz was both a death camp and a forced labor camp. Author James M. Deem examines this place of unspeakable horror from the perspective of those who experienced it, from the construction of the camp to its final days.
- A Time to Fight Back: True Stories of Children's Resistance During World War Two byISBN: 0330341332Publication Date: 1995Eight true stories of young people in World War II. Included are a French boy who rescued a downed fighter pilot; a young Belgian who distributed an underground newspaper; two children -- one Japanese and the other British -- displaced from their homes; and others on both sides of the struggle.