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Oddly Enough

(1994)
(The first book in the Odd series)
A collection of stories by

 
Grade 4-6-All but two of these short stories ("Clean as a Whistle" and "The Language of Blood") have been previously published. The best of the show is "Duffy's Jacket," in which the tension of waiting for a monster to catch Andrew, Marie, and their ever forgetful cousin Duffy is deliciously chilling, while the climax will make readers laugh out loud with relief and pleasure. As a whole, the collection will be a boon to those who are ready to cross the bridge from the "Goosebumps" series (Scholastic) into horror fiction with a few more levels of meaning. The stories are well written, although the tone in a few is so distant it may put some readers off. The plots, though, are always clear and characterizations deftly drawn. In "The Box," Michael (who could have taught Pandora a thing or two) is made keeper of a box by an angel and treasures it his entire life, without once ever opening it. "Homeward Bound" revolves around orphaned Jamie, who finally realizes that he is a unicorn and will only be free and able to return home when he names himself. A worthwhile purchase, particularly for classroom discussions.
Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

    


Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 0-613-29314-2 / 978-0-613-29314-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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January 1997 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Oddly Enough: Bruce Coville
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 0-606-11695-8 / 978-0-606-11695-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 0-15-200093-3 / 978-0-15-200093-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

January 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 0-671-51693-0 / 978-0-671-51693-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 1-5012-3620-2 / 978-1-5012-3620-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
ISBN: 1-936223-35-X / 978-1-936223-35-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Full Cast Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Oddly Enough
Author(s): Bruce Coville
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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