Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.53 × 5.68 × 0.96 in
Published: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385681399
ISBN - 13: 9780385681391
From the Publisher
From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy
in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a
boy''s life changed by war, published to coincide with World War
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 realises his father is in a hospital close by -- a hospital
treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to
rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place...
About the Author
JOHN BOYNE was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of six
novels for adults. His first novel for children, The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas, won two Irish book awards, was shortlisted
for the British Book Award, reached the top spot on the New
York Times bestseller list, and has been made into a film. His
novels are published in more than forty languages. He lives in
Dublin. Visit him on the web at JohnBoyne.com.
"John Boyne is very much in touch with his childish side with the
capable way he writes and thinks like a child. . . both
entertaining and touching."