Pyjamas Passes 2 Million October 24, 2008 The Boy in the Striped Pjyamas passes two million mark in Ireland Irish author John Boynes critically acclaimed novel, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS continues its impressive run in Ireland, taking an excess of $2 million (€1.5M Euros) in its run so far and still holding strong at No. 5 in the box office charts after JUST six weeks. The success of the release of BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, has been propelled by fantastic critical support and strong audience word of mouth. Critics are describing it as a film ‘every child in Ireland should see’, and it is evident that the school teachers of Ireland agree, with the film still receiving unprecedented schools bookings at cinemas nationwide for the upcoming weeks. For those who have yet to see the film, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. The book was first published in 2006 and originally spent 66 weeks at Number One on the Irish Book Charts. It was also a New York Times bestseller and the winner of Irish Book Awards, Bisto Book of the Year, and the Que Leer Award, among other accolades. The book has been translated into 35 languages and to date has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide and since the release of the film, it once again went to #1 on the Irish Book Charts and No. 1 in the UK childrens book charts. Those interested should also check out John Boynes website: www.johnboyne.com/theboyinthestripedpyjamas.html and blog http://johnboyne.wordpress.com/ where you can find updates on the US tour he has just embarked on of 8 cities in 2 weeks for the US release (which is November 7th THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS is in Irish cinemas nationwide.