Oddfellow's Orphanage
Oddfellow's Orphanage
Emily Winfield Martin

Illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin

Finding wonderful chapter books for the under-eights has been the most frustrating part of what I do here... and then I read this. Beautifully written and illustrated, intelligent and witty, as well as warm and fuzzy, this is as good as it gets. Please pick this up and read a paragraph or two. (For ages 7 and up)—Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books

What do an onion-headed boy, a child-sized hedgehog, and a tattooed girl have in common? They are all orphans at Oddfellow's Orphanage! This unusual early chapter book began life as a series of full-color portraits with character descriptions. Author/illustrator Emily Martin has fleshed out the world of Oddfellow's with an episodic story that follows a new orphan, Delia, as she discovers the delights of her new home. From classes in Cryptozoology and Fairy Tale Studies to trips to the circus, from Annual Hair Cutting Day to a sea monster-sighting field trip, things at Oddfellows are anything but ordinary . . . except when it comes to friendships. And in that, Oddfellows is like any other school where children discover what they mean to each other while learning how big the world really is.

In Oddfellow's Orphanage, Emily Martin brings a very strange place to life with her unique style of both art and writing.

Title Oddfellow's Orphanage
Author Emily Winfield Martin
Illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Title First Published 24 January 2012
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0375869956
ISBN-13 9780375869952
Publication Date 24 January 2012
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $14.99

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