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KS3 English - The boy in the striped pyjamas: Welcome!

A guide to 'The boy in the striped pyjamas' by John Boyne, compiled by your librarians.

The boy in striped pyjamas




From the book information find out 

Who was this boy? 

What is different about him? 

What do you think happened to him?

Who is this gentleman ?

This senior gentleman is a survivor of the Holocaust. Click on the image to read about his experience!

Theme of the book

What do you think is the main theme of this book?

Theme of the book
Appearances: 10 votes (27.03%)
Choices: 2 votes (5.41%)
Loyalty: 2 votes (5.41%)
Friendship: 7 votes (18.92%)
Duality: 6 votes (16.22%)
Discovery: 10 votes (27.03%)
Total Votes: 37

Favourite character poll

Which character from the book did you like or did you sympathise with?

Favourite character poll
Bruno: 14 votes (21.54%)
Shmuel: 11 votes (16.92%)
Father: 34 votes (52.31%)
Mother: 2 votes (3.08%)
Gretel: 4 votes (6.15%)
Total Votes: 65

Find out more

Find answers to often asked questions

What is 

- A swastika ?

- A concentration camp? 

- Holocaust ?

- Auschwitz ?

Contact for this guide

Uma M

Tanglin Trust School 

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