One silver-starry night, a shiny, wooden egg falls from a flying machine high in the air... down, down, down through the midnight sky... down to the small village of Pumbleditch, where Barkbelly is born. Where he's the only wooden boy. And where he's the cause of a tragic accident. Suddenly, Barkbelly's only choice is to flee for his life — "to run". As he tries to escape his haunting past, he faces extraordinary adventures and dangers. Every wooden step leads Barkbelly toward the dark and startling truth about where he comes from and the burning question of where he really belongs. With deliciously imaginative storytelling, Cat Weatherill creates an utterly magical world — and one wooden boy who's sure to melt readers' hearts.