The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: 10th Anniversary Edition published today

We are very excited to see the UK publication of the 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

Bruno doesn’t like his new house. He had to leave all his friends behind in Berlin, and there are no children to play with here – until Bruno meets Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the wire fence near Bruno’s house, and who wears a strange uniform of striped pyjamas.

John Boyne’s modern classic is beautifully illustrated by Jeffers’ poignant and stunning images, and this new edition is sure to both move and enthral new readers and long-time fans.

Here’s what they said about working on this project:

It was an incredible honour, and an intimidating challenge, to bring art to such a delicate and powerful book, that, at a decade old, already has such a presence in literary culture. Oliver Jeffers

I am delighted that ten years after the publication of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas the novel will find its way into the hands of a new generation of readers in this anniversary edition. I’m sure that they, like I, will be moved by the wonderful illustrations by my friend Oliver Jeffers. John Boyne

Published by Penguin Random House, click here to buy your copy of this very special edition …

… and to find out what Oliver is up to next, visit his website oliverjeffers.com.