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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

By John Boyne, 1971-

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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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0307977625


Format: Book
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Summary: Born with an ability to float in the air, Barnaby Brocket is entreated by his parents to hide his unusual trait until a fateful day when he finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world and into outer space.
Title: The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket / John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013, c2012.
Subject: Runaways -- Juvenile fiction. Families -- Juvenile fiction Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0307977625 9780307977625
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: C Boyne
Oclc: 812508978
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Bib Id: 421862

Format: Book
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Summary: Born with an ability to float in the air, Barnaby Brocket is entreated by his parents to hide his unusual trait until a fateful day when he finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world and into outer space.
Title: The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket / John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013, c2012.
Description: 277 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Runaways -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Jeffers, Oliver ill.
Notes: Originally published: London : Doubleday Children's, 2012.
LCCN: bl2012047799
ISBN: 0307977625
ISBN: 9780307977625
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: C Boyne