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Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz. Ein Märchen (edition 2012)

by John Boyne (Author), Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Adelheid Zöfel (Übersetzer)

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Title:Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz. Ein Märchen
Authors:John Boyne (Author)
Other authors:Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Adelheid Zöfel (Übersetzer)
Info:FISCHER KJB (2012), Ausgabe: 1, 240 Seiten
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Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne



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It takes a while to get into this story and that was because I was not asking myself enough questions or trying hard enough to think about the story. I was about to put it down when I realised that this was a story about a boy running away from the realisation that his mother was going to die. The story flits from fantasy to reality and back again and basically is about an 8 year old Noah who is running away because his mother is dying and is getting her affairs in order. She is trying to spend as much time as she can with Noah before it is too late - reality chapters. In the fairy tale chapters Noah meets an old man (who was originally Pinocchio as he is now a human) who lends a listening ear to Noah and gets Noah to think about his decision to run away. The old man had run away from his father when he was a boy (as Pinocchio) and by the time he returned to his father (a carver who carved puppets - Geppetto) it was too late he had died.
This book only comes to life when you start to put some effort into reading it and understand the story of Pinocchio - quite cleverly written ( )
  rata | Jun 3, 2016 |

It is said that Noah Barleywater runs away is a mere children's book. An adventure but not more than that.

It is also said that Noah Barleywater is a thought-provoking novel, even for adults.

What side am I on?

It's aimed on children aged 8-12, but I believe there is so much more in it that makes it a wonderful read even for adults. You can read this book on different level. It's not incomprehensible for an 8-year-old, but he/she will read this as an exciting adventure. Even as 'just' a children's book, I like the style. It's the kind of book I would have liked as a child. Now I'm older, I like that there is a bit more to it than just the story. ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
A whole lot of fun. Such a sweet and funny story that is written for children but gives a beautiful message that is important for young and old alike. Also a really clever twist to an age old fairy tale. Loved it. ( )
  tnociti | Mar 12, 2015 |
Eight-year-old Noah Barleywater is leaving home. Although he tries to convince himself that it is only because he's ready for the adventure of being on his own, it quickly becomes apparent that he is running away from circumstances at home: circumstances about his mother and an illness that he can't quite face. As he travels from village to village, he tells himself that his leaving is all for the best, but it's not until he meets a kindly woodcarver in a strange toyshop that he realizes how much he has left behind. A thought-provoking and fanciful tale. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
magical craft of storytelling :) ( )
  KristiSiimon | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Noah Barleywater left home in the early morning, before the sun rose, before the dogs woke, before the dew stopped falling on the fields.
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Noah Barleywater verliet zijn huis vroeg in de ochtend, voordat de zon opkwam, voordat de honden wakker werden, voordat de ochtendnevel optrok.

De achtjarige Noah lijkt beter met zijn problemen om te kunnen gaan als hij ze zo veel mogelijk vermijdt. Dus gaat hij er op een dag vandoor, weg van huis, over een moeilijk begaanbaar paadje door het bos.Na enige tijd komt hij bij een winkel. Maar het is geen gewone winkel; het is een speelgoedzaak, vol bijzonder, prachtig, wonderlijk en magisch speelgoed. En de eigenaar is een heel bijzondere speelgoedmaker.

De speelgoedmaker vertelt Noah een verhaal over avonturen, wonderen en verbroken beloftes. Hij neemt Noah mee op reis. Een reis die zijn leven zal veranderen. En dat van de lezer...
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When life at home becomes too difficult, eight-year-old Noah sets out to see the world and have an adventure, and in the forest he meets a toymaker who has a story and some advice to share.

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