The Odious Ogre

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Scholastic Inc., 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
2 Reviews
The author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH--together again!



This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless. He terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens. Nothing can stop him. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him--with a surprising result.
 

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User Review  - MarissaFay - LibraryThing

I didn't know that Norton Juster writes children's picture books! In fact, I kind of thought he was dead. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found this new book in the library! And I was not ... Read full review

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User Review  - kidlit9 - LibraryThing

Example of an illustrated book that is intended for older readers. Everyone is scared of the ogre because of the rumors they've heard. One brave girl tries to befriend him, but he thinks she is being nice to him to trick him. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Norton Juster is the author of the children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth, published in 1961. His first picture book, The Hello, Goodbye Window,/i>, illustrated by Chris Raschka, won the 2006 Caldecott Medal and was followed by a sequel, Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children include The Man in the Ceiling, I'm Not Bobby!, A Room with a Zoo, and Bark, George. He lives in New York City.

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