Author – John Boyne
Age – 7+
Barnaby is the 3rd child of Alastair and Eleanor Brocket – the most boring, unimaginative couple ever, who want only to be normal. Barnaby’s brother (Henry) and sister (Melanie) are amazed when their baby brother floats to the ceiling of their house as soon as he arrives home from the hospital. His parents are mortified – nailing mattresses to the ceilings. As he grows, they don’t let him go outside or to school, in case the neighbours gossip. One night, at the end of their tether they decide to be rid of Barnaby.
And this is where his adventures begin. This is a story about being different and embracing your differences.
(Differences, Family, Friendship, Humour)