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The Odious Ogre

The Odious Ogre

Fall 2010 Picture Books
Ages: All Ages
Author: Norton Juster
Illustrator: Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 9780545162029
Hardcover Price: $17.95

Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer are at it again. This time, they've created The Odious Ogre, one of the most delicious read-aloud books of the year.

The story stars an Ogre who, in his own words, is "invulnerable, impregnable, insuperable, indefatigable, insurmountable." From town to town the enormous, angry, ugly, and ravenous Ogre terrorizes the land, feasting on villagers from librarians (his impressive vocabulary came from his inadvertent ingestion of a large dictionary) to grocers to the generally grousing grownups. Full of fear, no one does anything to stop him. One day, the Ogre wanders off his path and comes upon a kind and generous young woman tending her garden. That, dear readers, is where the lessons begin.

Claire Green   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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