Oddest of All

Oddest of All

By Bruce Coville

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152058081, 235pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Fans of Bruce Coville's wonderfully weird storytelling will be thrilled to know that the expert of odd is back with a new collection ofnine curious and thought-provokingtales. From stories about a girl wholearnsthe horrifying secrets about what's "really" at the bottom of a murky, desolate pond, a strange chemical factory causing mutations in frogs, and aHalloween mask that becomes a gruesome cluein the disappearance of a child, theodd adventuresin this new collectionare filled with terrifying and ghoulish details. In the eerie, surreal tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, thesereveriesare sure tolinger in the minds of readers.

About the Author
BRUCE COVILLE is the author of over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher is an Alien, the Unicorn Chronicles series, and the much-beloved Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work has appeared in a dozen languages and won children's choice awards in a dozen states. Before becoming a full time writer Bruce was a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the creator of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening and has produced over a hundred audiobooks, directing and/or acting in most of them. Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville. Visit his website at www.brucecoville.com.