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The Resource Oddly Normal, Book 1, written & illustrated by Otis Frampton

Oddly Normal, Book 1, written & illustrated by Otis Frampton

Label
Oddly Normal, Book 1
Title
Oddly Normal
Title number
Book 1
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Otis Frampton
Title variation
Oddly Normal
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair... a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn't make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake's candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents' disappearance. Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school , monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation!" -- Unedited summary from the book
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Review
  • Gr 4 – 6 — When a half-witch, half-human named Oddly Normal makes a standard pre-teen wish that her parents would disappear, she is surprised to find it come true. Her aunt, an utterly charming and effervescent witch, decides Oddly is no longer safe in the human world, so they travel to her mother's home realm, Fignation. Oddly's acclimation to Menagerie Middle School is rocky, and she's left wondering where, exactly, she belongs. Many readers will identify with Oddly's attempts to bridge cultures and her struggle to figure out her place, both in her family and at school. The text contains some sophisticated vocabulary and literary references (there is a vampire named Bram, for instance), while remaining accessible. Fignation is a richly imagined world of fantastical creatures. The drawings throughout are engaging and make good use of moody, saturated colors. A recreation of an "Oddly Normal" collection published in 2006 that expands upon the original story and has reimagined illustrations. VERDICT This is Frampton's fully realized vision for "Oddly Normal"; it is worth adding to any collection, even those that already contain the earlier edition.—Jenna Lanterman, formerly at The Calhoun School and Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City --Jenna Lanterman (Reviewed May 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 5, p108)
  • Half witch and half human, 10-year-old Oddly Normal is used to being outcast at school—her green hair and pointy ears immediately mark her as different, and her family's home, a haunted house lookalike among cookie-cutter suburban colonials, sticks out just as much. Frustrated that her parents are so happy while she is so isolated, Oddly makes a birthday wish for them to disappear—and they do (along with the house). Her auntie promptly shows up and brings Oddly to her mother's homeland of Fignation, where zombies rub shoulders with robots, giant insects serve as public transportation, and Oddly feels as lonely as ever. Over five chapters (originally published as separate comics), Frampton addresses relatable topics like feeling like an outsider and trying to make friends in an unfamiliar, unfriendly setting. Vivid cartooning, in the vein of '90s cartoons like Gargoyles or Recess, meshes well with the goofy goings-on in the story (at one point, a smiling sun yanks a curtain across the sky to turn night into day). Little is resolved in this first installment, with the fate of Oddly's parents left to future books. Ages 9-up. (July) --Staff (Reviewed June 29, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 26, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10483931
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frampton, Otis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • GN430L
  • Decoding demand: 94 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 58 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 87 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
2.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Oddly Normal (Image Comics)
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witches
  • Imaginary places
  • Middle school students
  • Monsters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Oddly Normal, Book 1, written & illustrated by Otis Frampton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Oddly Normal #1-5" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1082326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781632152268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632152268
  • (OCoLC)905228598
Label
Oddly Normal, Book 1, written & illustrated by Otis Frampton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Oddly Normal #1-5" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1082326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781632152268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632152268
  • (OCoLC)905228598

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