Barnaby Brockett is a child born with an unusual ‘impediment’ – his body refuses to obey the laws of gravity and so he floats all the time. By the age of 8, he has still not outgrown it, and his embarrassed parents decide to abandon him, letting him float off into the sky. Luckily, he is rescued by a hot air balloon passing by, and that’s when his adventures really begin! John Boyne has written yet another enchanting story destined to be a children’s classic.
By: Calvin Scholtz, Wordsworth Longbeach