Oddballs: Stories

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Dutton Children's Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 134 pages
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"From creepy to hilarious to murkily outlandish: a freewheeling science fiction nightmare/comedy from the inventive William Sleator . . . Steady, challenging amusement for savvy readers".--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review. An ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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User Review  - Eric T. Voigt Voigt - Goodreads

It was so anti-conformist. It seemed like the Sleators had a hilarious childhood and they grew up to be brainiacs and adventurers and artists. They almost behaved like beatniks, and like sorta on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fran - Goodreads

Reviewed for teaching this year. Just ok. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.

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