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The terrible thing that happened to barnaby brocket [electronic resource]. John Boyne.

Boyne, John. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307977649 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 5 - Text Difficulty 7
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
980 Lexile.
6.2 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4925 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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