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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

ISBN 
9780857531469
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R235.00
Published 
September 2012
About the book: 

There's nothing unusual or different about the Brocket family - and they're keen to keep it that way. But when 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. Soon, the Brockets decide enough is enough. The neighbours are starting to talk.

They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go... Betrayed and frightened, 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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About the Author
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multiaward- winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist  and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers.
 
In 2015, John chaired the panel for the Giller Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary award. The Heart’s Invisible Furies  is his most ambitious novel yet.