Noah Barleywater Runs Away
John Boyne
Illustrated by
Oliver Jeffers

Noah is running away from his problems the day he takes the untrodden path through the forest - or at least that's what he thinks. When he comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker, he's not sure what to expect. But the toymaker has a story to tell, a story full of adventure, wonder and broken promises. And Noah travels with him on a journey that will change his life for ever. 

A thought-provoking fable from the author of the bestselling Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Published by : Corgi Childrens

Date: 13 March 2014

ISBN: 978-0552572064

Format: Paperback

Pages: 221pp

Price : £6.99




John Boyne


I was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where I was awarded the Curtis Brown prize.

My early writing consisted mostly of short stories and the first one I published, The Entertainments Jar, was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award in Ireland. Many of my stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies.