Oddballs: Stories

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Dutton Children's Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 134 pages
34 Reviews

"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  - Leigh Spooner - Goodreads

William Sleator provides a rich, entertaining account of his unique childhood. Overall, I enjoyed this book. I think the characters kept me on my toes, and the things they did had me laughing. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jazmine Barnes - Goodreads

This book is a piece of home to me. Growing up with four brothers, I could easily place myself in the shoes of all of the characters. I think I was more of the Vicky of the family. Being the only girl ... Read full review


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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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