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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The powerful, unforgettable new novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for ages 12+.


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 household at the top of the German mountains. 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.
     Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

PRAISE FOR

PRAISE FOR The Boy at the Top of the Mountain:

"This is a compelling and unusual story and worthy of being shared in middle years and high school classrooms." --Sal's Fiction Addiction

PRAISE FOR 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

PRAISE FOR 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