Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in
Published: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385678908
ISBN - 13: 9780385678902
From the Publisher
A tale of acceptance from the bestselling author of The
Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary eight-year-old boy in most ways,
but he was born different in one important way: he floats. His
parents, who have a horror of being noticed, want desperately for
Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who he is. And when the
unthinkable happens, Barnaby finds himself on a journey that takes
him all over the world. From Brazil to New York, Canada to Ireland,
and even into space, the floating boy meets all sorts of different
people-and discovers who he really is along the way.
This whimsical novel will delight middle graders, and make readers
of all ages question the meaning of "normal."
About the Author
JOHN BOYNE was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of six
novels for adults. His first novel for children, The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas, won two Irish book awards, was shortlisted
for the British Book Award, reached the top spot on the New
York Times bestseller list, and has been made into a film. His
novels are published in more than forty languages. He lives in
Dublin. Visit him on the web at JohnBoyne.com.
Shortlisted for the Letterbox Library Little Rebels Award
"What we loved here were the messages about society''s perceptions
of ''normality'' and the desire to correct those who don''t fit the
-The Guardian (UK)
"[The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket is]
a fun and thought-provoking story of self-discovery, and the humor
and gentleness with which Boyne delivers his message make it both
unforgettable and delightful."