Eli Brown is a Yaddo fellow with an MFA in creative writing from Mills College. His acclaimed adult novel, Cinnamon and Gunpowder, was a finalist for the California Book Prize, a San Francisco Public Library One-City One-Book selection, and an NPR Book Review Staff Pick. This is Eli's debut children's novel. He lives in California. Jacket illustration by the American artist Teagan White. Interior illustrations by Karin Rytter, including specially commissioned linocuts of the Oddities themselves. Karin is a Scandinavian printmaker and illustrator living in Denmark.
A thrillingly original fusion of adventure, magic, and epic alternative history. -- Jonathan Stroud * Jonathan Stroud * Written with insouciant charm ... eccentric adventure that is true to its name. -- Wall Street Journal * Wall Street Journal * Imaginative fantasy adventure ... packed with magical items, full of unexpected twists. -- School Library Journal * School Library Journal *