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The Resource The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Label
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket
Title
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Brockets are normal, boringly normal but from birth, Barnaby has been anything but normal - for starters, he defies gravity and floats. One day, the Brockets decide they've had enough, Barnaby has to go. Betrayed and frightened, Barnaby floats into the path of a special hot air balloon and begins a magical journey around the world
Summary
Barnaby Brocket is a completely ordinary boy in every way except one: he floats. This displeases his parents, who dislike anything that stands out, but they put up with it until Barnaby is eight, at which point they decide they've had enough and allow him to float away. Betrayed, frightened, and alone, Barnaby begins a magical journey around the world and discovers that being different might not be such a bad thing after all.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10147928
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyne, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jeffers, Oliver
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runaway children
  • Families
Target audience
primary
Label
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049621958
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857531476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Publication
Control code
000049621958
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857531476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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