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Ollie's odyssey

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Joy
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From the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood comes an grand adventure of valor, friendship, and a look into the mysterious world of favorite toys.

In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries.

There is the Code of the Toys, which is as ancient as childhood.

There's also the magic of becoming a child's favorite, the highest honor in the Toy World.

Made by hand by Billy's mother, Ollie is a special toy, "a toy who will matter." He becomes Billy's best friend, confidant, pal, and yes, Billy's "favorite."

But there are villains in the Toy World, and Zozo, the clown king, is the most feared. He and his toy henchman (the Creeps) have sworn to steal and imprison favorite toys until they forget their children and become forever lost.

When Ollie is toynapped, Billy must rescue his beloved favorite from Zozo's subterranean lair in the old Carnival Place, past the park, through the woods, and into the night.

Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The bond between a child and a toy is a very special thing. For six-year-old Billy that connection exists with Ollie, the stuffed animal his mother made him when he was born. Resembling a teddy bear with rabbit ears, the endearing Ollie is important for a reason beyond being Billy's favorite; sewn into Ollie's chest is a tinkling bell from Nina, the precious childhood toy of Billy's mother. With a seasoned storyteller's skill, Joyce sets the stage for an incredible adventure, using Billy's childish perspective (and vocabulary) to convey the vastness and scariness of the world beyond one's backyard, as well as to create a place where toys can come to life. Not far from Billy's house lie the remains of an abandoned carnival, where an embittered toy clown, Zozo, has grown crooked and cruel with hate. His army of Creeps (wicked minions built from scraps) kidnaps the toys Zozo despises most favorites and his sights are set on Ollie. Joyce's beautiful color illustrations put the sweetness of Billy and Ollie's relationship and the creepiness of Zozo's underworld on full display. Sensitive readers may find Zozo too frightening, but many will get a thrill from the perilous, high-stakes adventure, where bravery and friendship reign supreme. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A stalwart of children's literature, Joyce will drive inherent interest even further with an author tour.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Joyce (the Guardians of Childhood series) delivers a delicious remix of classic movie and storybook themes: imprisoned toys, talking junkyard friends, and a doll lost a generation ago. Six-and-a-half-year-old Billy returns from a family wedding to find that his beloved stuffed toy, Ollie, is gone. Readers know that he has been abducted by miniature mechanical henchmen and taken to the lair of Zozo, an eerie clown ruined by his own bitterness. Timid Ollie manages to escape and even spies Billy for a moment, only to find himself tossed away. Has Billy renounced him? In a rousing climax, Ollie and his loyal junkyard allies overcome Zozo and free the toys: "Okay," he tells his troops, "Our plan is gonna be: do some Robin Hood, and some Use the Force Luke, and some Trojan Horse, and some... Yellow Submarine." Though tense moments abound in this all-boy adventure, it's always clear that Billy and Ollie will prevail. Joyce's irresistible illustrations and joyous wordplay ("I am the Grand High Safemaster of Planet Billy," Ollie tells himself) are icing on the cake. Ages 7-11. Agent: Michael Siegel, Michael Siegel & Associates. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Toys -- Juvenile fiction.
Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Juvenile fiction.
Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction.
Toys -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 7-11.
Language English
Notes "A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Description 294 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781442473553
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