There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone different. But from the moment 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.
Barnaby tries to keep both feet on the ground, but he just can't do it. One fateful day, the Brockets decide enough is enough. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go . . .
Betrayed, frightened and alone, 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.
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"Boyne’s previous children’s novels have dealt with serious, life-changing themes and his deftness of touch is equally evident in this uplifting celebration of otherness" ( Daily Mail)
"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)
"Charming, uplifting and perfect for any growing child who might be feeling a little different" ( Independent)
"A whimsical, warm-hearted adventure . . . beautifully illustrated by Oliver Jeffers" ( 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)
A warm, funny, moving and imaginative tale of an unusual little boy struggling to be accepted for his differences, by the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
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Descrizione libro Corgi Childrens, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 552565768
Descrizione libro Corgi Childrens, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0552565768