About this book
A warm, whimsical and imaginative tale of an unusual little boy from the author of "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas", which also features illustrations by Oliver Jeffers. Barnaby Brocket is different; he appears to defy the laws of gravity and floats above the ground. His parents are appalled, and it's hard for him to make friends. Eventually his parents decide he has to go; frightened and alone, he floats into the path of a special hot air balloon and a magical journey begins. As he meets all sorts of extraordinary new friends, he comes to realise that nothing can make you happier than being yourself. Ages: 9+
There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or 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.
|Random House Children's Books|