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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 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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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Juvenile, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Runaway children -- Fiction, Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket
title_full The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket, The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket / John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
title_short The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Juvenile, Families, Family life, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Runaway children