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Turtleback Books, Jun 1, 1995 - 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  - Anriyeta Vlayeva - Goodreads

Oddballs William Sleator has written the childhood that every reader will envy. The hysterical laughter and heart-warming good feelings his story encourages is so brilliant. So many ridiculous moments ... Read full review

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User Review  - Buddy - Goodreads

So, I grew up with the Sleator family and his brothers Danny and Tycho were among my best friends. The book rang very true for me. I loved spending time with them because they were so unconventional ... 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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