Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Written by Boyne and John

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.

Age Range 10 - 14 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
272
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Grade Level 4th - 6th
ISBN
9781627790307
Lexile 970
Themes