Annotations for Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket


Baker & Taylor
Born with a remarkable ability to float in the air, 8-year-old Barnaby Brocket is entreated by his normalcy-seeking parents to hide his unusual trait until a fateful day when he finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world and into outer space. By the award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

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Random House, Inc.
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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