Noah Barleywater Runs Away

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…

“Timeless and imaginative. I don’t know how Boyne does it but his story is incredibly resonant.”

-The Irish Times

Buy Noah Barleywater Runs Away at the following on-line retailers

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

Noah Barley Water Runs AwayShortlisted: Irish Book Award Children’s Book of the Year

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.


  • UK: DFB / Random House
  • USA: Random House Children’s Books
  • Brazil: Companhia das Letras
  • Bulgaria: Locus
  • Canada: Random House
  • Catalan: Grup 62
  • China: Beijing Xinhua
  • Denmark: Carlsen
  • Finland: Bazar
  • France: Gallimard
  • Galicia: Faktoria K
  • Germany: S Fischer
  • Greece: Psichogios
  • Holland: Meulenhoff
  • Italy: Rizzoli
  • Korea: Woongjin ThinkBig
  • Norway: Front Forlag
  • Poland: Zielona Sowa
  • Russia: Phantom Press
  • Slovakia: Slovart
  • Slovenia: Mis
  • Spain: Salamandra
  • Sweden: Wahlstroms
  • Taiwan: Crown
  • Thailand: Amarin
  • Turkey: Tudem
  • UK Large Print: Isis
  • UK: AudioGo
  • USA: Listening Library
  • Germany: Argon