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The Resource Oddballs, William Sleator, (electronic resource)

Oddballs, William Sleator, (electronic resource)

Label
Oddballs
Title
Oddballs
Statement of responsibility
William Sleator
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sleators are not your average family . . . When author William "Billy" Sleator was growing up, life was a never-ending adventure. The best presents his parents ever gave him and his sister, Vicky, were 2 younger brothers, Danny and Tycho. The 4 siblings delighted in playing pranks on one another and on their unsuspecting friends and neighbors. The children's mother and father also liked to joke around. Their mom, who was a pediatrician, came up with a witty name for the kids' drama club: the Parkview Traumatic Club. Their dad, who was a physiologist, would sometimes blindfold Billy, along with his sister and brothers, and take them for a ride—dropping them off in an unfamiliar place and telling them to find their way back with only a single dime to make a phone call. Whether he's regaling us with tall tales about hypnotism and séances, riffing on his family's deepest secrets, or waxing philosophical about being liked for who you are and not who you hang out with, Sleator offers an illuminating window into his unique and offbeat family, in which life was lived to the fullest
Summary
A collection of stories based on experience from the author's youth and peopled with an unusual assortment of family and friends
Tone
Writing style
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080594
Cataloging source
HCO
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Sleator, William
Index
no index present
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1010
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Target audience
adolescent
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stories
Label
Oddballs, William Sleator, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504019101
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0c814837-7fc5-4b6c-9966-cb531bfefeaa
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Oddballs, William Sleator, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504019101
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0c814837-7fc5-4b6c-9966-cb531bfefeaa
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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