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The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

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Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Pub. Date:
2013
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
980L
Description

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.

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ISBN:
9780307977649
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.2, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
980L
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This whimsical novel will delight middle graders, and make readers of all ages question the meaning of normal.

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