He was always a bit of an odd fish, zaka the zulu, but he was the last boy any of us expected to be accused of murder. Its a treasure trove of creative project ideas, discussion questions, chapter worksheets, and further resources. It has exactly what i need, the right balance of the bizarre and the horrible, of kitsch and cool, of fantasy and the fantastic. Jo larouche has lived her years in the california desert with her aunt lily, ever since she was dropped on lilys doorstep. There, jo learns the scandalous truth about who she is, and she and lily join the order of oddfish, a collection of knights who research useless information. Unusual occurrences of marine life as indicators of changing ocean conditions. Ive put together a 44page teachers guide curriculum for oddfish. The order of oddfish by james kennedy, paperback barnes. The order of oddfish kindle edition by kennedy, james.
Jo larouche has lived her years in the california desert with her. But if you can get that all out in not just a safe way, but a constructive way. It also features fan art by enthusiastic teen readers of oddfish. The order of oddfish is one of the most interesting books ive read in a long time, and its definitely enjoyable even for those who dont consider themselves fantasy readers. He is also the founder and curator of the 90second newbery film festival, in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire story of a newberywinning book in 90 seconds or less, which screens annually in new york, chicago, san francisco, portland, and tacoma. The order of oddfish is a 2008 debut childrens novel by james kennedy. James kennedy thirteenyearold jo suddenly finds her humdrum life turned upside down when colonel.
Innovative tools for perfecting your fiction and captivating readers by matt bird. Jo larouche has lived her years in the california desert with her aunt lily, ever since she was dropped on lilys doo. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the order of oddfish. While youre at it, consider inviting james kennedy to visit your school while your students are reading oddfish, either in. The order of oddfish is a young adult fantasy that drips with the absurdist humor of monty python or douglas adams. We have all of these weird urges or thoughts or ideas that dont fit and youre not allowed to say publicly. As the book opens, jo larouche is now thirteen years old. Jo larouche has lived her years in the california desert. Glamorous cockroach butlers, pointless quests, obsolete weapons, and bizarre festivals fill their days, but two villains are controlling their fate. The order of oddfish is james kennedys first novel. Pdf ebook the order of oddfish free ebook slideshare. Read the order of oddfish by james kennedy available from rakuten kobo.
Equal parts monty python and roald dahl, the order of oddfish is an entertaining and hilarious ride. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The book was first published on august 12, 2008 through delacorte books for young. It is james and the giant peach as directed by terry gilliam, with hints of h. And in that glass tank on that old wobbly table is where we begin this odd fishwishy fable. Its difficult to decide what i should say about this book. Unbeknownst to her, she is about to travel to eldritch city, meet the order of oddfish, see aunt lily regain her memory, and learn why she herself is. Narrated and with a full cast of voice actors, this is part 1 of chapter 1 of a great, smallpress book called the order of oddfish, by james. If i could sum the novel up in one word it would be, well, odd. Not a wit, a sportsman, or a clown, he was not a popular boy at our school. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The order of oddfish ebook by james kennedy rakuten kobo.447 732 804 210 165 613 544 1597 1485 1512 1365 612 1128 1279 117 999 1394 1494 1478 717 520 1256 846 210 147 1218 286 925 744 413 575 307 477 1469 173 1284 364 1382 1440 135 723