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Oddballs

by William Sleator
| Item # P7679
Oddballs P7679
Format: Paperback
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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 timing, Sleator drags forth incidents from his family closet's darkest recesses--the time young Tycho was hypnotized and then made to drink from the toilet; an indignant skit that laid bare the failings of certain parents, to their vast amusement; rough-and-tumble car games; and deliciously horrifying pranks played on unsuspecting passersby. Vivid characterizations (sister Vicky had always enjoyed making dolls fight with each other; when the dolls wore out, she ripped off their arms and legs. Now she is a nurse'') always balance foibles with saving graces; embarrassment is eased by laughter, while painful circumstances always come right in the end. Sleator shows how, in a loosely run household presided over by indulgent working parents, he and his three siblings developed confident, independent spirits. Though he admits to making up a few things, his dedication is telling To my family: Please forgive me ''" Kirkus Reviews" "

Product Information

  • AR Level6.2
  • AR Quiz Number10294
  • AR Quiz Points3
  • AuthorWilliam Sleator
  • Page Count144
  • ISBN100140374388
  • ISBN139780140374384
  • PublisherPenguin Publishing Group
  • Year Published1995
  • Grade Level12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
  • Lexile Level1010
  • ImprintPuffin

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