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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447420
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $14.99

Penguin Readers Level 4: The Boy in Striped Pyjamas (ELT Graded Reader)




Penguin Readers are made for people learning English as an additional language. The short, simple texts are also perfect for anyone looking for a shorter read.

In this story, Bruno's father gets a new job, and the family have to move from Berlin, Germany, to a new place. There is a strange camp at the end of the garden. Bruno is very unhappy and bored until he meets Shmuel. The two boys become very good friends. But why is Shmuel in the camp? And why is he wearing striped pyjamas?

Our Penguin Readers books include:

• Simple text (CEFR-levelled)

• Pictures to help you understand the story

• Fun exercises to help you learn and practise English

With the print book, you can get even more help online:

• Read the book online

• Listen to the book being read out loud

• Get lesson plans for teachers

• Find answers to check your understanding

Note: online resources not available with the eBook.

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447420
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers’ Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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