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  - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing

William Sleator's autobiographical book Oddballs is an oddball read. It's geared for lower middle school kids and has 10 short vignettes about his childhood. Billy is the oldest and has a younger ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The author of such reliably offbeat sf thrillers as Strange Attractors (1990) radically changes pace for ten hilarious, semi- autobiographical stories. With affection and a splendid sense of comic ... Read full review

Contents

Games
3
The Freedom Fighters of Parkview
27
The Hypnotist
43
Copyright

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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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