"Timeless and imaginative. I don't know how Boyne does it but his story is incredibly resonant." —The Irish Times
"Highly amusing, refreshingly original and extremely moving... written with such an assurance and lightness of touch... infused with such truths as to leave one with very real tears in the eyes." —The Guardian
"A celebration of the consolations of storytelling. Spellbinding stuff." —The Financial Times
“In this charming and cleverly plotted story that tiptoes with humor and compassion, two characters teach each other how to grieve, how to forgive, and how, eventually, to remember what has been lost.”
—The New York Times Book Review
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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 and has been made into a film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin. Visit him on the Web at JohnBoyne.com.
OLIVER JEFFERS is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator. His first picture book, How to Catch a Star
(HarperCollins) was published in 2004 and since then he has created a further five picture books to much critical acclaim. He has won the Irish Book Award (where he first met John Boyne), the Blue Peter Book of the Year and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize as well as a host of shortlistings including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. His books have been translated into 19 languages. To learn more about him and his work, please visit OliverJeffers.com.