In this companion collection to his acclaimed Oddly Enough and Odder Than Ever, the Wizard of Odds, Bruce Coville, once again makes magic in nine stories that are both strange and surprising. Long time Coville fans will be delighted to find a tale that relates to the Unicorn Chronicles, and another that brings back Nina Tanleven and her pal Chris, first introduced in The Ghost in the Third Row. Not to mention the aliens, talking frogs, and a visit to Mr. Elives’ Magic Shop! With three never before published stories in the mix, the journey through Oddest of All is as thought provoking as it is satisfying–a voyage laced with thrills and chills that will delight long time devotees and new fans alike.
Please note that some of these stories are for more mature readers. Recommended for grades 6 and up.
“A delicious collection of nine funny, frightening, and thoughtful short stories. Coville has a true gift for creating characters and setting, such as the creepy pond at her Auntie Alma’s that Margaret is mysteriously drawn to, or the haunted mansion where young ghost communicators Nine and Chris find themselves stranded on a stormy evening. There is something for most readers—a bit of fantasy, a smattering of humorous reality, a dose of science fiction, and a dash of mystery. An author’s note explains the origins of the stories. Teens are sure to find the author’s insights entertaining and will certainly gobble up these eerie tales.” — School Library Journal