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Odder (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Written in verse and inspired by a true story—much like Katherine Applegate’s earlier The One and Only IvanOdder weaves together the science of sea otter life with the marine animal rehabilitation efforts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This heartwarming tale will instill empathy and keep nature-loving readers engaged and inspired. Living so close to the aquarium, one can’t help but feel an instant connection to this story.



A touching and lyrical tale about a remarkable sea otter, from Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, author of Wishtree.

Meet Odder, the Queen of Play:

Nobody has her moves.
She doesn't just swim to the bottom,
she dive-bombs.
She doesn't just somersault,
she triple-doughnuts.
She doesn't just ride the waves,
she makes them.

Odder spends her days off the coast of central California, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the quirky stories for which she's known. She's a fearless daredevil, curious to a fault. But when Odder comes face-to-face with a hungry great white shark, her life takes a dramatic turn, one that will challenge everything she believes about herself--and about the humans who hope to save her.

Inspired by the true story of a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that pairs orphaned otter pups with surrogate mothers, this poignant and humorous tale told in free verse examines bravery and healing through the eyes of one of nature's most beloved and charming animals.

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the New York Times-bestselling author of Wishtree, Crenshaw, Willodeen, and Home of the Brave, all from F&F, as well as The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, and its sequel The One and Only Bob. She lives in Southern California with her family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798885782661
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Youth Large Print
Publication Date: November 9th, 2022
Language: English
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Created At: 6/26/2022 08:43am
Last Updated At: 2/25/2024 05:53am