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The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

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The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Title
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
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John Boyne ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
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10147928
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NOV
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
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980
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 7
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dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
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OVERDRIVE:859a3f05-118e-41c8-96ed-12afc3f8b435
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307977649
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optical disk
Label
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:859a3f05-118e-41c8-96ed-12afc3f8b435
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307977649
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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