A Book Review
recommended to you by your Librarian Mrs Sisson.
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket
The author of this book is John Boyne. He also wrote 'The Boy in Striped Pyjamas' . That story dealt with the very serious topic of the Holocaust during World War 2, and the extermination of millions of Jews by Hitler's German army.
This book is totally different - it's a very light-hearted, amusing read. Imagine a baby born with no respect for the laws of gravity - and who just floats around all the time!
Desperate to please his parents, Barnaby does his best to keep both feet on the ground - but he just can't do it. One fateful day, the Brockets decide enough is enough. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go ...
Betrayed, frightened and alone, 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.
You can view the video trailer of the story below….