ODD DUCK (First Second)

Prolific young adult author and longtime friend of Skylight Books Cecil Castellucci is BACK with a brand new graphic novel picture book for children and the young at heart.  Illustrated by the wonderful Sara Varon! (Robot Dreams)

Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there's nothing so odd about that. Chad, on the other hand, is one strange bird. Theodora quite likes him, but she can't overlook his odd habits. It's a good thing Chad has a normal friend like Theodora to set a good example for him. But who exactly is the odd duck here? Theodora may not like the answer. Sara Varon ("Robot Dreams") teams up with Cecil Castellucci ("Grandma's Gloves") for a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming examination of the perils and pleasures of friendship.

Advanced praise for ODD DUCK:

"Fresh and funny."--New York Times

"Varon's gentle art and Castellucci's nuanced writing combine in a sweet, quiet tale that celebrates the joys of being unique." -- Booklist

"This clever celebration of individuality delights." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A lively friendship story that shows it's more fun to be different than "normal," and most fun of all to be different with a buddy." -- The Horn Book

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts and Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN,, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.
Event date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
Odd Duck Cover Image
By Sara Varon (Illustrator), Cecil Castellucci
ISBN: 9781596435575
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: First Second - May 14th, 2013

Grandma's Gloves Cover Image
By Cecil Castellucci, Julia Denos (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763631680
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 10th, 2010

Janes in Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401213879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minx - September 23rd, 2008

Rose Sees Red Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545060790
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - August 1st, 2010

Boy Proof Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763627966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 8th, 2006

The Year of the Beasts Cover Image
By Cecil Castellucci, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436862
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 22nd, 2012

Robot Dreams Cover Image
By Sara Varon, Sara Varon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596431089
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: First Second - August 7th, 2007