"With goodly dollops of magic and wonderful surrealism, it has a fable-like quality. If they like magical stories, and if they like to deal with serious issues in a metaphorical way, they will love this sweet, funny and kindly book. I certainly did" (Jill Murphy The Bookbag
"This delightful, bittersweet 'fairytale' is a flight of fantasy with playful use of language and a joy from start to finish. Noah's heartbreaking emotional journey is lightened by a rich vein of absurd humour and eccentric characters" (Sally Morris Daily Mail
"Destined to become something of a children's classic" (Charlie Higson Mail On Sunday
"It's inventive, wily, twisty . . . Noah Barleywater Runs Away
is a carefully crafted whimsical gem, a story to share with others and to discuss at book clubs, a true publishing event" (Irish Independent
"Boyne has interesting things to say about identity, self knowledge and how we cope with life's travails and the book really does benefit from a second reading. Oliver Jeffers has produced beautiful cover artwork and his line drawings are suitably enigmatic helping to make this both an attractive and desirable package" (John Newman The School Librarian
From the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
; a magical story about the choices we make.