Description:Genre: Junior Books / Author: John Boyne / Paperback / Publication Date: 2011 / Publisher: David Fickling Books
Newest Review: ... toyshop, though. It has lots of eerily realistic puppets, a vanishing door, and a kindly old toymaker. The toymaker sits Noah ... more
... down, gives him breakfast, and they begin talking, although Noah is very reluctant to tell the toymaker why he has run away. So instead, they swap stories about their lives. The toymaker tells Noah all about his school days, and how he had a great running career, before coming home to take over his father's toy business. Noah tells the toymaker all about his family life, and his holidays, and gradually the toymaker is able to work out just why he has run away from home.
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From the author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', this is John Boyne's second foray into children's writing, and as you might expect, it is just as good as the first.
The story begins one morning when eight-year-old Noah Barleywater gets up before dawn and leaves home; he can't bear to stay there any longer, and besides, it was about time he went out into the world and made something of himself. He walks through two villages, gets himself into bit of trouble stealing apples for breakfast, and converses with a talking donkey and daschund, before he comes across a toyshop. This is an unusual toyshop, though. It has lots of eerily realistic puppets, a ...
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