Oddfellow's Orphanage

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Oddfellow's Orphanage

By Emily Winfield Martin

Random House Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375969959, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2012

About the Author
EMILY WINFIELD MARTIN sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author/illustrator of "The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer. "Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the "New York Times" and The Martha Stewart Show.

"Oddfellow's Orphanage" is both Emily's first book for children and her first novel! The inspiration came from the real I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Oddfellows), dancing bears, ragtime music, and magic and mysterium of all sorts. Originally, Emily painted portraits of the children and adults at the imaginary orphanage, and from the portraits the stories emerged--enough to fill a book!

Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat Miette. Visit her on line at the blackapple.typepad.com or etsy.com/shop/theblackapple. "From the Hardcover edition."