My book review of 'Noah Barleywater Runs Away' by John Boyne

by John Boyne
Recommended age: 9+

Eight-year-old Noah gets up very early one morning and runs away from home.

He enters a forest and meets some very odd people who do quite strange things.

Noah eventually meets a magical toymaker and starts to reveal what is troubling him.

The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.

Written by the author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.

Review date: March 2012