Oddfellow’s Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin Book Review

April 17, 2017
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An interesting mute little girl with long snowy white braids is the newest addition to the curious troupe of orphaned children at Oddfellow’s Orphanage. Oddfellow, a distant relative of a viciously notorious pirate Bluebird, made it his life’s mission to create a family for himself by taking in cast off children. This gentle read includes nostalgic scenes from just about everyone’s magical childhood imaginations, including plenty of stargazing, circus animals and cryptozoological creatures. This great chapter book offers simple yet charming illustrations and uncomplicated language. I recommend it for emerging readers in grades 1-4.

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Wrap Up

Oddfellow's Orphanage

  • 7/10
    Rating

Cool Features

  • Relaxing Read
  • Unique Characters
  • Nostalgic

Blurb

  • 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.

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