Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
The next work of historical fiction from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne's Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is a touching look at the effects war has on a family.
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission.
Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place.
This title has Common Core connections.
Praise For Stay Where You Are And Then Leave…
“Euan Morton's fully voiced narration is stunning.” —School Library Journal
“Narrator Euan Morton's presentation will capture all ages as Archie tackles the war head-on from home.” —AudioFile Magazine
“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 on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
“Deeply affecting. . . beautiful and sparsely written.” —The Wall Street Journal on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
“A small wonder of a book . . . this is what fiction is supposed to do.” —The Guardian on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
“Powerful and unsettling . . . as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Macmillan Young Listeners, 9781427236371
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
About the Author
Euan Morton’s narration credits include Christopher Moore’s Fool and Sacre Bleu, Neil Gaiman’s Stories, Eoin Colfer’s Benny books, and Frank Herbert’s Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. Morton’s breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut). Morton's other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac. He lives in New York City and Arlington, Virginia.