Oddly

Oddly

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By (author) Joyce Dunbar, Illustrated by Patrick Benson

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 270mm x 9mm | 262g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406324426
  • ISBN 13: 9781406324426
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 694,773

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When a little boy bursts into their world, three extraordinary creatures find answers to the questions that have been troubling them...Meet the Lostlet, twirling a golden leaf, and asking the questions: Where am I? What do I hope for? Meet the Stranglet, holding a smooth white pebble, asking: What am I? What do I dream of? Meet the Oddlet, listening intently to a pink seashell, asking: Who am I? What do I wish for? Lost in their own little worlds, the three creatures are powerless to find answers...until a little boy appears, asking the very same questions - and who seems even stranger, odder, and more lost than they. Offering comfort to the child, the Lostlet, the Strangelet and the Oddlet discover their hearts' deepest desires - and their new friend helps make their wishes and dreams come true.

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Joyce Dunbar spent several years teaching literature to adults. Then, at the age of thirty-five, she decided to fulfill her childhood dream of writing and hasn't looked back. She has had several books published by Walker Books including The Monster Who Ate Darkness (9781406315547), Shoe Baby (9781406301618) and the Panda and Gander series: Gander's Pond (9780744563887), Panda's New Toy (9780744563870), The Secret Friend (9780744563900), Shoe Baby (9781406301618) and Tutti Frutti (9780744563894). Joyce lives in Norwich. Patrick Benson was born in 1956 and educated at Eton; in Florence, where he studied classical drawing; and at Chelsea Art School. He worked in the fashion business before a chance meeting with the sister of Sebastian Walker (founder of Walker Books) introduced him to the company. Patrick has illustrated for a wide range of authors including Martin Waddell and Roald Dahl, and he also illustrated Fly Fishing by J. R. Hartley, from the well-known television commercial.

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"* "Patrick Benson's exquisite illustrations give enormous charm to this story about the big questions of life." Guardian"