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John Boyne

Biography

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of 11 novels for adults, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS sold nine million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet and opera. John has won three Irish Book Awards and many other international literary awards, and his novels are published in over 50 languages. He lives in Dublin.

John Boyne

Books by John Boyne

by John Boyne - Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place. . . .

Written by John Boyne, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

Barnaby Brocket has one thing that sets him apart from other eight-year-olds: he floats. His parents want him to be normal, but he can't help who he is. When the unthinkable happens and Barnaby finds himeslf on a trip around the world, will he discover who he truly is?

by John Boyne

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic.