In The Post: Noah Barleywater Runs Away

I love it when the book trolls (faeries? gnomes?) leave packages on my my doorstep.  Yesterday's parcel included the advance reader's copy of Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

From the back cover:
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 is a toy shop, 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. And it could change yours too. 

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