Noah Barleywater Runs Away

By John Boyne; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
(David Fickling Books, Hardcover, 9780385752466, 240pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“Noah, age eight, runs away from a difficult reality at home to a fatasyland where trees scold him and animals talk. He finds a toy shop in which all the toys are made of wood, including row upon row of puppets. The old and engaging shop owner tells his own story, and through gentle, savvy, and wise dialogue leads Noah to return home. This allegory confronts the issues of fantasy and reality, immortality and mortality, and what it means to be human, all in a very fine read.”
-- Joyce Miller, Baker Books, North Dartmouth, MA


Description

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.

Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life.




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 makes art and tells stories. From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star, Oliver has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books (including the illustrations for The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt), which have been translated into many languages all over the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Oliver used to have an imaginary friend called Egbert. But Egbert stole his bicycle and was last seen pedaling west as hard as he could. That was seventeen years ago.
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