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The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket - John Boyne, Oliver Jeffers
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
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Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a horror of being noticed, want desperately for Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who... show more
Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. 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 to 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. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307977625 (0307977625)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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TeaPartyPrincess
TeaPartyPrincess rated it
4.0 The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
This is quite a sad book.To read it as an adult had me close to tears. That Barnaby's parents could be so awful, could resent him so much...But if I'd read this as a child I think it would have been a wonderful adventure. To float, to go anywhere, to inadvertently travel the world and meet so many d...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
4.0
Sjeesh, his parents are really mean aren't they? OMG my kid isn't normal, lets just dump him. *rolls eyes*And I didn't like Barnaby at all times, sometimes he just seemed to be much older than he is. Also that he didn't seem to understand that his parents dumped him, I think it would be clear, given...
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