How does Fishpond Work?

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
By

Rating
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is another extraordinary historical fiction about World War II and innocence in the face of evil. When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape."With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter's story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter's traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion." --School Library Journal, starred review"Boyne's (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact." --Booklist"A compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret." --The Guardian"John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." --School Library Connection
Product Details

About the Author

John Boyne is the author of many books for adults and for children, including The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave and the #1 New York Times-bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which is now a major motion picture. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Reviews

-With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter's story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter's traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion.- --School Library Journal, starred review-Boyne's (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact.- --Booklist-A compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret.- --The Guardian-John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.- --School Library Connection "With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter's story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter's traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion." --School Library Journal, starred review"Boyne's (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact." --Booklist"A compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret." --The Guardian"John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." --School Library Connection "With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter s story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter s traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion." School Library Journal, starred review"Boyne s (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact." Booklist"A compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret." The Guardian"John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." School Library Connection" "The Boy at the Top of the Mountain" "With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter s story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter s traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion." "School Library Journal," starred review"Boyne s ("The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact." "Booklist""a compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret" "The Guardian""John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."" "School Library Connection""Stay Where You Are and Then Leave" "This is an excellent and approachable introduction to the traumas of war. . . . not simply a book about the horrors of shellshock but also a comprehensive depiction of many different aspects of life during World War I. "School Library Journal" Boyne has an eye for period details, an ear for dialogue, and a knack for creating individual, consistent characters. "Booklist" "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" In the final pages, the tension rises precipitously and the harrowing ending, in which Bruno does finally act, is sure to take readers' breath away. "Publishers Weekly" Deeply affecting . . . beautiful and sparsely written. "The Wall Street Journal""

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Boy at the Top of the Mountain on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top