5 edition of Order of Odd-Fish found in the catalog.
Order of Odd-Fish
Thirteen-year-old Jo suddenly finds her humdrum life turned upside down when Colonel Anatoly Kordakov shows up at her aunt"s party and announces he has come to protect her.
|LC Classifications||PZ7.K37825 Or 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|ISBN 10||9780385735438, 9780385905244|
|LC Control Number||2008000711|
Meanwhile, this is definitely a great choice for Order of Odd-Fish book who enjoy books that are bizarre, clever, and very funny. This book will likely receive complimentary comparisons to such literary greats as Lewis Carroll and Roald Dahl, along with contemporary favorites like Lemony Snicket and the perhaps less widely celebrated but no less loved Norton Juster, and while such comparisons rarely set the reader up for anything more than disappointment, they are entirely justified here. A level of quirky-cool-things-per-page that is heretofore unseen: check. Get ready for a crazy ride, and read it. And the story has only begun to be bizarre.
It is totally and utterly nonsensical and absurd and wonderful and I love it. Then a package containing an odd black box falls out of the sky addressed to Jo from the Order of Odd-Fish. After all, how does one simply describe a book that is equal parts the snap-quick grotesquerie of Roald Dahl, the cracked-out madness of every late-late-night cartoon, and even the bizarre randomness of a select band of comedy anime? It has adventure and laughs and what more can you really ask for? Please take care of her.
Featured above is the paperback cover. And she had no idea what she had been doing for the past forty years. A menacing and confusing villain threatens to overthrow everything that Jo loves about Eldritch City - unless Jo and her friends can stop him. Then she heard a distant crying. And the next March, I sent a copy to my older son for his 23rd birthday.
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First Jo notices a Russian colonel, Colonel Korsakov, following her about the house. This guy has an awesome imagination. Reaction: Crazy.
Readers with a finely Order of Odd-Fish book sense of the Order of Odd-Fish book are going to Order of Odd-Fish book the Technicolor ride. With itchy eyes and mild regrets about the following morning, I finished reading it at in the morning!
Sometimes, though, I got the impression that Kennedy was trying a bit too hard to be odd and outrageous. A must read. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. It is very hard to do The Order Order of Odd-Fish book Odd-Fish justice, so just check it out for yourself.
Her notorious ruby palace, which for years had hosted the wildest parties in Hollywood, was empty. James Kennedy did send me a copy of the German editionand I'm planning to blog about reading it -- as soon as I get caught up on posting Sonderbooks Stand-outs.
Fans of humorous chaos will find plenty of stimulation here. Seuss, or say Lemony Snicket, than you might just quite enjoy this. A fantastic read. There are few writers who remind us, instead, that language can be an instrument of pleasure, the precise curve of a neck, the density of a wood, the delicacy with which a bow is drawn against a set of strings to produce a melodious harmony.
Then, at a pre-appointed time, a package falls from the sky with her name on it -- a cardboard container that contains a mysterious black box. But beware. Will Jo be able to conquer her fate and save Eldritch City?
So I tucked my son's copy into my carry-on and began reading it on the plane. Probably the simplest way to capture the spirit of this novel is to give you the description of Jo's Aunt Lily, including the part where she found Jo: The story of Lily Larouche was well known.
Kennedy reminds us that writing, especially young adult writing, does not have to be simple or tedious or at all reductive, that it can be dense and multi-layered and exquisitely complex.
Laurel-Leaf Books, But beware. I'll definitely be blogging more about this book. Still, fans of the absurd are bound to find a favorite in this novel. And to top it all of, the villain-wannabe Ken Kiang chases Jo, Aunt Lily, Colonel Korsakov, and Sefino and tries to kill them by shooting down their plane.
Absolutely delightful. The witty banter between all of them is a book highlight. Even when the twists grow a little darker, Kennedy handles them with deft humor and ingenuity. This book is like H. Take our protagonist, Jo Larouche. Luckily, I know someone who has a copy of his book and she let me borrow it, saying that his writing style is similar to Norton Juster's in The Phantom Tollbooth.
This is nothing like any other book. Lovecraft meets Monty Python at a Willy Wonka convention. A grand epic with real peril and devastating consequences.By letting myself get distracted by interests other than writing, I gave myself something to write about.
The specialties of the knights in The Order of Odd- Fish are almost all subjects I’ve been curious about at some point or another. The Odd-Fish lodge itself has its roots in the grubby convent I lived in when I.
Yes, The Order of Odd-Fish, by James Kennedy (, Delacorte Press, pages), has the most triumphantly realized giant cockroaches of any book I have ever read, which does not, incidentally, include Kafka's Metamorphosis. Although actually these sentient cockroaches are only about 3 1/2 feet tall, and are minor, though very entertaining.
The Order of Odd-Fish is a vibrant book about the adventures of Jo tjarrodbonta.com was born a dangerous baby and always felt like something was missing in her life.
She didn't want to remain in the Ruby Palace out in the desert with her old, slightly crazy Aunt Lily who can't remember forty years of her life.Pdf 26, pdf In the pre-Adventure Time days, there was no easy way to describe James Kennedy’s The Order of Odd-Fish.
After all, how does one Order of Odd-Fish book describe a book that is equal parts the snap-quick grotesquerie of Roald Dahl, the cracked-out madness of every late-late-night cartoon, and even the bizarre randomness of a select band of comedy.Aug 30, · The novel was a bit download pdf and I thought there were some things that could have been cut or cut-back to keep the momentum going.
It is very hard to do The Order of Odd-Fish justice, so just check it out for yourself. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Read-a-like: I don’t think there is anything that can compare to this book!Dec 02, · Ebook first novel is so many odd flavors wrapped into one, a novel as rich and creepy and magical as Eldritch City, where Jo discovers her past and apprentices herself with the Order of Odd-Fish, knights and dames trained in esoteric sciences and obscure knowledge as .