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Stay Where You Are and Then Leave - John Boyne

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2013
For Ages: 9+ years old
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From the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a moving and uplifting story of an ordinary boy's search for his missing father during the First 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 and is the author of eight novels for adults and four for young readers. His first novel for children, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and was made into a film. His novels are published in over 40 languages.

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4.0

Don't be side-tracked by the title

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Warm Story Of Relationshi
  • Well Written

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    A story on the value of love, trust and friendship and a mother's protectiveness.

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    A good read for a young boy

    By Just Jean

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    I read the book before I sent it to my youngest grandson who is an avid reader but I don't know if he liked it. I bought it because the author wrote "The boy in the striped pyjamas" and that was a good read.

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    "Pat Barker meets Michelle Magorian ... Comic as well as poignantly enlightening" Independent on Sunday "John Boyne's children's novels tackle difficult subjects ... and this latest book looks at the horrors of trench warfare in World War 1. With the anniversary of that war next year, this is a timely examination of moral, physical and mental bravery and pain" Daily Mail "Beautifully paced and affecting" The Bookseller "Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is beautifully written, as are all John Boyne's books for children. Although it's a book aimed primarily at younger readers, it's equally as satisfying for adults, and should be widely read by everyone" Wondrous Reads "A beautifully paced and affecting tale" Independent on Sunday

    ISBN: 9780857532947
    ISBN-10: 0857532944
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 9+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.8  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.26