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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2006)

by John Boyne

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Estimado lector, estimada lectora:Aunque el uso habitual de un texto como éste es describir las características de la obra, por una vez nos tomaremos la libertad de hacer una excepción a la norma establecida. No sólo porque el libro que tienes en tus manos es muy difícil de definir, sino porque estamos convencidos de que explicar su contenido estropearía la experiencia de la lectura. Creemos que es importante empezar esta novela sin saber de qué trata.No obstante, si decides embarcarte en la aventura, debes saber que acompañarás a Bruno, un niño de nueve años, cuando se muda con su familia a una casa junto a una cerca. Cercas como ésa existen en muchos sitios del mundo, sólo deseamos que no te encuentres nunca con una. Por último, cabe aclarar que este libro no es sólo para adultos; también lo pueden leer, y sería recomendable que lo hicieran, niños a partir de los trece años de edad.El editor
  Haijavivi | Jun 4, 2019 |
so sad ( )
  gwengaudet | May 24, 2019 |
so sad ( )
  gwengaudet | May 24, 2019 |
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9

This work was set in Berlin, in 1942. When Bruno a little boy returns home from school one day, to find that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house that's far away, where there he as no one to play with and nothing to do.
His new house has a tall fence that runs alongside stretches as far as the eye can see, which cuts him off from the strange people that he sees in the distance.
But, Bruno is an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than what he sees. While exploring his new surroundings, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
Read this boo to find out what happens to friendships and how they cover their trials together. Its a great read for the family and ones that will teach 7th -9th graders the importance of friendship. ( )
  lewisl6 | May 12, 2019 |
“The people I see from my window. In the huts, in the distance. They're all dressed the same.' 'Ah, those people,' said Father, nodding his head and smiling slightly. 'Those people...well, they're not people at all, Bruno.' Bruno frowned. 'They're not?' he asked.”

“You’re my best friend, Shmuel,’ he said. ‘My best friend for life.”

It has taken me forever to get to this book, although I did see the film several years ago. It was well worth the wait. There are scores of reviews on this one and I am sure most people know the premise, so I won't go in depth. The story takes place in a concentration camp, in 1942 and focuses on the son of the commandant, who is nine years old and he befriends a prisoner, a Jewish boy his own age.
Yes, this may stretch the reader's credibility, but it is wonderfully written and truly heart-breaking. If, like me, you have put off reading this one, give it a try. It is a quick read and packs quite a punch. The audiobook is excellent too. ( )
  msf59 | Apr 21, 2019 |
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"Powerful and unsettling.......As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank."
added by cvosshans | editUSA Today (Sep 24, 2009)
 
"Deeply affecting......Beautiful and sparely written"
added by cvosshans | editThe Wall Street Journal (Sep 24, 2009)
 
added by ianreads | editThe Guardian, Kathryn Hughes (Jan 21, 2006)
 
Aunque el uso habitual de un texto como éste es describir las características de la obra, por una vez nos tomaremos la libertad de hacer una excepción a la norma establecida. No sólo porque el libro que tienes en tus manos es muy difícil de definir, sino porque estamos convencidos de que explicar su contenido estropearía la experiencia de la lectura. Creemos que es importante empezar esta novela sin saber de qué trata. No obstante, si decides embarcarte en la aventura, debes saber que acompañarás a Bruno, un niño de nueve años, cuando se muda con su familia a una casa junto a una cerca. Cercas como ésa existen en muchos sitios del mundo, sólo deseamos que no te encuentres nunca con una. Por último, cabe aclarar que este libro no es sólo para adultos; también lo pueden leer, y sería recomendable que lo hicieran, niños a partir de los trece años de edad.
added by Pakoniet | editLecturalia
 
Escolhi ler este livro porque consegue abordar a época Nazi de uma forma simples, não deixando, no entanto, de ser cruel e realista. Foca a inocência de duas crianças, que apesar de pertencerem a culturas diferentes, conseguem viver uma amizade inocente num mundo ignorante. Recomendo-o pois ele consegue transmitir que somos todos seres humanos e que devemos ser respeitados independentemente dos nossos ideias, costumes e cultura, porque se não o fizermos podemos magoar quem realmente amamos.

 

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This work was set in 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 from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But, Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than what meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is now a major motion picture (releasing in November 2008). Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see a larger image in a new browser window.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:04 -0400)

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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

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