November 2012 Indie Next List
“Mr. and Mrs. Brocket pride themselves on being normal and avoid standing out in any possible way. Then they have a son, Barnaby, who floats -- the most abnormal thing any child could do! When the Brockets let Barnaby loose -- quite literally! -- he gets to meet lots of fun characters who also wouldn't fall into his parents' definition of normal. This is a great book for any kid who can't seem to fit in, and it will challenge readers' ideas of exactly what normal is -- and isn't.”
— Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
About the Author
John Boyne is the "New York Times" bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including "Crippen", "The Thief of Time", "The Congress of Rough Riders", and "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas".
Oliver Jeffers, the author-illustrator of "Lost and Found" and "The Incredible Book Eating Boy," delivers another fun, original take on children and the many worlds of their imaginations.
Oliver Jeffers lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.