Oddfellow's Orphanage

Oddfellow's Orphanage

by Emily Winfield Martin


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New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin brings a strange and wonderful place to life with her unique style of both art and writing.

What do an onion-headed boy, a child-sized hedgehog, and a tattooed girl have in common? They are all orphans at Oddfellow's Orphanage! This unusual and charming chapter book tells an episodic story that follows a new orphan, Delia, as she discovers the delights of her new home. From classes in Cryptozoology and Fairy Tale Studies to trips to the circus, from Annual Hair Cutting Day to a sea monster-sighting field trip, things at Oddfellows are anything but ordinary . . . except when it comes to friendships. And in that, Oddfellows is like any other school where children discover what they mean to each other while learning how big the world really is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375870941
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 520,391
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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.

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Oddfellow's Orphanage 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
AmyKatieGirl More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, whimsical art drew me to this book. Martin's characters are as cute without being cutesy; they all have mystery or despair. I liked that the book leaves characters whom readers can daydream about and create new stories. My kids enjoyed reading and hearing the story, too. Honestly, it could have been more developed, but the art makes up for it.
SunshineNC More than 1 year ago
Enjoy this fantastic book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wavebreak will adopt you at cat dance res 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Echokit &infin Gender: Female &infin Age: Just over a moon &infin Looks: light tan coat with light green eyes &infin Personatliy: shy, caring, loyal, funny, loving, and sweet &infin Other: just ask :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Ravenkit * Age: 4 moons * Looks: A black she-kit with wings. Her front paws are white, she has hazel-green eyes. * Personality: Kind, shy, when you get to know her she's really hyper. * Other: Just ask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Sandykit Age:barely a moon Personality:strong and independent yet kind Looks:golden honey colored with a single black mark on her paw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shekit with misty blue eyes and a greenish greyish pelt. She is always very proud. Her personality is brave, outgoing and sometimes even crazy. History: Her mom was taken by twolegs and her dad died while in a border skirmish. Her brother, Rigekit, was carried away in a river.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Ravenkit. Gender: female. Fur: messy black with a blue tint. Eyes: blind, purple, and has faint scars of a scratch over both. Other: has a faint scar on her throat, and is the other half of Midnightkits soul. <p> Name: Midnightkit. Gender: female. Fur: black. Eyes: blue, but you cant see them because her eyrs were scratched blind. Other: has a deep scar on her throat from being attacked by the Kill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mckenzie: pretty vampire with reddish eyes and thin black eyes and sharp teeth. Sawyer: two years younger than mckenzie and is a vampire with dark brown hair and she loves to chat. Susan: cool vampire and is fair but strict. She has black hair with some natural blond highlights on each side of her face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is tall, nearly 6'2, with wide shoulders and a husky build. He has emerald eyes and dark raven hair with tan skin for a vampire. Appears to be 22 yet is really 738 year old. Is highly untrusting of strangers but kind to those he knows. Is more of a soldier than a talker, and acts as the sentinel standing guard for his coven. Is pretty much just the average vampire, being that he can turn into mist, a bat, and a wolf, traits which all vampires possess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Megami Kaitou Seijin <br> Age: Looks 17 <br> Gender: Female <br> Appearance: Snow pale skin, silvery blue eyes bordered by long black eyelashes, freakishly long silvery gold hair <br> Clothing: None, her hair is long enough that it covers her body <br> Is single and looking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picks up the dumped kit and crates it ill be your mommy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picks up Luna and brings her to stich result one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A litle abused kit falls in
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She lays on her bed, staring at the ceiling.