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The Orphan Of Awkward Falls (2011)

by Keith Graves(Favorite Author)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 1
0811878147 (ISBN13: 9780811878142)
Chronicle Books
review 1: Meh. Picked this up because Keith Graves is one of our favorite picture book authors, and well, he should stick to picture books. His macabre sense of humor is fun when it's a dancing Frankenstein falling apart on stage, but in this book it just doesn't fit. It's Too dark to be a kids book, too childish for teenagers/adults. It wasn't unenjoyable, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have nothing better to read.
review 2: An enjoyably strange book, the orphan of Awkward Falls is Thaddeus Hibble, a strange boy who lives with a robot and a talking cat in an old mansion thought to be deserted. Josephine, the only child of a liberal vegetarian couple who have all moved to northern Manitoba, investigates the mansion next door, only to find Thaddeus and his strange
... more companions. Thaddeus' dead grandfather had found a way to revive dead people and animals by taking parts of other people and animals he had collected. A dungeon laboratory full of these creatures and an insane hunchback newly escaped from the Asylum for the Dangerously insane and looking for Thaddeus all lead to mayhem and danger for Thaddeus, Josephine, and Josephine's parents. Quirky and quite funny, Awkward Falls includes a library with a fishing motif and very odd inhabitants. This book was fun because it was so different, creepy,and humorous. less
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So far I am finding it Very creative. very fun! lots of interesting characters.
I really loved this story. I want to read more by the author.
Creepy, gross, and funny. What more could you ask for?
This was a weird book. Interesting, but weird.
(3.5 stars)
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