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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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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|Grouping Author||sleator william|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-05-02 04:21:37AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-08-13 04:18:13AM|
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|display_description||The Sleators are not your average family . . . When author William "Billy" Sleator was growing up, life was a never-ending adventure. The best presents his parents ever gave him and his sister, Vicky, were 2 younger brothers, Danny and Tycho. The 4 siblings delighted in playing pranks on one another and on their unsuspecting friends and neighbors. The children's mother and father also liked to joke around. Their mom, who was a pediatrician, came up with a witty name for the kids' drama club: the Parkview Traumatic Club. Their dad, who was a physiologist, would sometimes blindfold Billy, along with his sister and brothers, and take them for a ride-dropping them off in an unfamiliar place and telling them to find their way back with only a single dime to make a phone call. Whether he's regaling us with tall tales about hypnotism and sǎnces, riffing on his family's deepest secrets, or waxing philosophical about being liked for who you are and not who you hang out with, Sleator offers an illuminating window into his unique and offbeat family, in which life was lived to the fullest.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT11552797|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media Teen & Tween,|2015.|1 online resource|
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Electronic books, Families -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Short stories, Short stories -- 20th century, Sleator, William -- Fiction, Sleator, William -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||Oddballs : stories|
|title_full||Oddballs : stories [electronic resource] Sleator, William.|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters, Electronic books, Families, Friendship, Short stories, Sleator, William|