Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Visit with John Boyne

Author John Boyne

John Boyne, author of the controversial The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, visited with Perrot's Young Critics' Club on Thursday, November 9th, 2006, to discuss his book and answer questions.

You can listen to an MP3 of Mr. Boyne talking about developing the idea for his book. Or you can look at some video clips here.

ATTENTION Young Critics! Comment on this post with what your thoughts on what Mr. Boyne had to say about his book.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas *Click here to request this book*


Anonymous said...

It was great to have John Boyne visit even though he came late (not his fault). He answered my question as well as questions that I didn't think of, and didn't know the answer to! Many people in my school are reading the book and have enjoyed it, too. It is suitable for everyone.

Anonymous said...

He had the coolest accent. I think he did an excellent job writing a book like that and being able to know all the history behind it though he had no background in any of the Holocaust. This book is a great way to ease into the truths and horrors of the Holocaust. I think that adults would like it too. He answered the questions very well and in a way I would have never of thought of. Overall he was great.

Anonymous said...

This was an amazing book! It was beautifuly written. Even though I cried at parts, it is still great!