The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne

the boyThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2006
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: MG/YA, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Friendship, Family


BLURB:

If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named 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 one. Continue reading

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Hidden – A Child’s Story of the Holocaust

Hidden: A 17934457Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: First Second Books
Recommended Age: 6+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Graphic Novel, Children’s, WWII, Holocaust, Family


BLURB:

In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps. Continue reading