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 Orphan of Awkward Falls
 Author: Graves, Keith


 Publisher:  Chronicle Books
 Pub Year: 2011

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 337 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 393732 ISBN: 9780811878142
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Subjects:
 Mystery fiction
 Science -- Experiments -- Fiction
 Mental illness -- Fiction
 Murder -- Fiction
 Orphans -- Fiction
 Inventors -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Josephine, the new girl in Awkward Falls, and her neighbor Thaddeus, a reclusive, orphaned boy inventor, are targets of a mad cannibal from the local criminal asylum.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.60
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 148177
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 7.40
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 55822

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/11)
   School Library Journal (10/01/11)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2011 Gr 4–7—When Josephine Cravitz, 12, and her parents move to Awkward Falls, she explores the crumbling old mansion next door and finds a parentless boy living there. Thaddeus claims to be the grandson of the late Celcius Hibble, a famous local scientist. He eats mainly chocolate and his companions include a robot butler and a cat that he's raised from the dead. It's all relatively harmless-until Fetid Stenchley, a hunchbacked cannibal imprisoned in the town's Asylum for the Dangerously Insane, escapes. He's been locked up for murdering Hibble, who was his mentor, and he is terrifying and unpredictable from the get-go. He's got an insatiable taste for human flesh and a strong desire to return to the scene of his most heinous crime, the mansion that Thaddeus calls home. Crazy surprises abound, and every few chapters a jaw-dropping new twist emerges. You name it, it's in here: cloning, immortality, even a substantial nod to Frankenstein. A little scary, a little funny, and awfully suspenseful, this strange, campy tale will be a hit with fans of Greg Taylor's Killer Pizza (Feiwel & Friends, 2011). Spare black-and white sketches add to the book's frenetic feel. Deliciously creepy.—Mandy Lawrence, Fowler Middle School, Frisco, TX - Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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