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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Lesson Plan

About the Author

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. Boyne enjoyed reading at a very young age and was drawn to classics like Treasure Island and The Count of Monte Cristo. He knew at 12 years old that he wanted to be a writer. In college, he studied literature and creative writing. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, Boyne has written more than fifteen books, most of them novels for adults and for young people. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is his most widely acclaimed novel. It has sold over six million copies and was made into a feature film.

Boyne said in an interview that within 100 hours after he decided to write a book set during the Holocaust, he...

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