There's nothing unusual or different about the Brocket family - and they're keen to keep it that way. But when Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents' horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats.
Soon, the Brockets decide enough is enough. The neighbours are starting to talk. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go . . .
Betrayed and frightened, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon - and so begins a magical journey around the world, with a cast of extraordinary new friends.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Charming, uplifting and perfect for any growing child who might be feeling a little different * Independent *
It's unashamedly and often delightfully whimsical. It's lovely to look at . . . It has much of the pell-mell what-the-hell-happens-nextness of Dahl and Ibbotson -- Mal Peet * Guardian *
A whimsical, warm-hearted adventure * The Bookseller *
Very entertaining reading . . . This is a book very much on the side of the child, operating rather in the same way that, for example, the children's novels of Roald Dahl operate. But Boyne's humour is much gentler and subtler than Dahl's . . . Oliver Jeffers's black-and-white illustrations capture both the wit and pathos of Boyne's text * Irish Times *
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