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The Odious Ogre

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Publisher Comments:

The author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH--together again!

This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless. He terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens. Nothing can stop him. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him--with a surprising result.

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"After a nearly 50-year wait, Juster's reunion with his Phantom Tollbooth collaborator Feiffer is squarely in keeping with their earlier fairy tale drollery. Feiffer's ogre, scrawled in scribbly brown outline, snores on his back in a forest of Lilliputian trees in one spread, then strides off in search of a snack in the next. (Feiffer often draws him from the boots up, the better to convey his massive size.) The ogre's victims usually cower hopelessly before him, but this time, the specimen he encounters--a slim, wide-eyed young woman in a long blue dress--undoes him with kindness. 'Oh, you're not really so terrible,' she says sweetly. 'I'll bet if you brushed your teeth, combed your hair, found some new clothes, and totally changed your attitude you'd be quite nice.' The ogre's mighty tantrum shakes the forest, but she remains calm. 'Would you consider doing that for the orphans' picnic next week? I know the children would love it.' The ogre's speedy exit--he drops dead--is a bit of a throwaway, but Juster's narrative insouciance and Feiffer's pen and brush haven't lost their magic. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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About the Author

NORTON JUSTER is the author of the childrens classic THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH. His first picture book, THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW, illustrated by Chris Raschka, won the 2006 Caldecott Medal and was followed by a sequel, SOURPUSS AND SWEETIE PIE.

JULES FEIFFER has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children include THE MAN IN THE CEILING, IM NOT BOBBY!, A ROOM WITH A ZOO, and BARK, GEORGE.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545162029
Author:
Juster, Norton
Publisher:
Michael Di Capua Books
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Toddler - Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 12 in
Age Level:
03-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After a nearly 50-year wait, Juster's reunion with his Phantom Tollbooth collaborator Feiffer is squarely in keeping with their earlier fairy tale drollery. Feiffer's ogre, scrawled in scribbly brown outline, snores on his back in a forest of Lilliputian trees in one spread, then strides off in search of a snack in the next. (Feiffer often draws him from the boots up, the better to convey his massive size.) The ogre's victims usually cower hopelessly before him, but this time, the specimen he encounters--a slim, wide-eyed young woman in a long blue dress--undoes him with kindness. 'Oh, you're not really so terrible,' she says sweetly. 'I'll bet if you brushed your teeth, combed your hair, found some new clothes, and totally changed your attitude you'd be quite nice.' The ogre's mighty tantrum shakes the forest, but she remains calm. 'Would you consider doing that for the orphans' picnic next week? I know the children would love it.' The ogre's speedy exit--he drops dead--is a bit of a throwaway, but Juster's narrative insouciance and Feiffer's pen and brush haven't lost their magic. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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