The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Boyne, John

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Authors: Boyne, John

Genres: Historical Fiction

Topics: World War II, War & Conflict, Family & Siblings

Lexile: 970

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Grade: 6 - 12

ISBN: 9781627795425

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis:

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is another extraordinary historical fiction about World War II and innocence in the face of evil.

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 Austrian household. 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.

Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape. This title has Common Core connections.

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