Norton Juster Jules Feiffer
The Odious Ogre
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The Odious Ogre Norton Juster Jules Feiffer The author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH together again This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless He terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens NothiThe author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH together again This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless He terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens Nothing can stop him But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him with a surprising result.. The Odious Ogre The author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH together again This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large exceedingly ugly unusually angry constantly hungry and
  • Title: The Odious Ogre
  • Author: Norton Juster Jules Feiffer
  • ISBN: 9780545162029
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Lisa Vegan says:

      I ve been very excited about this book The Phantom Tollbooth has always been one of my very favorite books, ever since it was first published I still have my original edition from 1961, from nearly a half century ago.I was not at all expecting this book to be its equal Not even close And it isn t But I did like it I d say 3 1 2 stars It was hard for me to decide whether to give this 3 or 4 stars I think it was the humor, the illustrations, and the fun with words that tipped it up to 4 stars If I [...]

    2. Kathryn says:

      This is the story of an odious ogre, whose reputation always precedes him and whose job of pillaging and plundering villages and munching up tasty villagers is always easy since most nearly die of fright before he even does anything But, one day, he meets a sweet maiden in a village one that has never heard of him before And, since she doesn t know he is the odious ogre, she doesn t treat him like one She treats him quite nicely, in fact With very surprising consequences This was a hard one for [...]

    3. Dov Zeller says:

      This is a fun, funny book about a giant bully who is so used to intimidating people with ease, he kind of self destructs when someone offers him tea and a muffin instead of hiding or fainting I wonder if anyone has tried that tactic with the ogre in chief This book is kind of quick and silly doesn t go too deep into the characters and their motivations, etc but it s enjoyable, with a lot of fun word play, especially in he beginning And it seems timing appropriate somehow given all of the politic [...]

    4. Rachel says:

      When I found out Norton Juster, author, and Jules Pfeiffer, illustrator, were back together again for a new children s book, I was thrilled Their masterly collaboration, 1961 s The Phantom Tollbooth, has stayed with me for years, and I recommend it to everyone I know who either knows the secret of looking at the world with magic, or needs to learn it.49 years after The Phantom Tollbooth, Juster Pfeiffer s The Odious Ogre brings Juster s mastery of descriptive English and Pfeiffer s lyrical, ener [...]

    5. Liza Fireman says:

      A story about an Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless, and has a pretty impressive vocabulary too.The fun synonyms and beautiful language is part of what you get reading Norton Juster The giant is scary, and doesn t need to do much to make everybody shutter, so usually his life are easy But one day he does to a new place, a bit far away, where his reputation did not proceed him And there s a sweet sweet kind lady, that [...]

    6. Sarah BT says:

      If you re a fan of Norton Juster The Phantom Toolbooth and wry humor, you will enjoy this book The book reads like a fable or fairy tale and it makes a great picture book for older readers The ogre does eat people, so if you have sensitive readers, this might not be the book for them The narration is hilarious The ogre has a large vocabulary due mainly to having inadvertently swallowed a large dictionary while consuming the head librarian in one of the nearby towns The ogre s encounter with the [...]

    7. Abeer Hoque says:

      Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, the author and illustrator of the fantastic children s book classic The Phantom Tollbooth have teamed up once again, 50 years later, for The Odious Ogre It s about an invulnerable, impregnable, insuperable, indefatigable, insurmountable ogre who once swallowed a dictionary, accounting for his awesome vocabulary and what happens when he meets a kind young girl in the woods The large full colour illustrations are gorgeous playful, lush, sly perfectly matching the s [...]

    8. Marcie says:

      Norton Juster s language is wonderful in this humorous read aloud I just read it to Don and he laughed out loud 4 times What a wonderful story for exposing kids to rich language Upon finishing the first read I thought that even if the kids don t know the vocabulary they will get the story from just the illustrations The humor is sophisticated enough to please their parents, but I think the kids will laugh as well.

    9. Joan says:

      I expected , considering the author and illustrator I also didn t realize this was a picture book and was expecting a chapter book like the phantom tollbooth This was too obviously moralistic and unrealistic for my taste kindness will win out The illustrations were delightful.

    10. Marsha says:

      The Odious Ogre is an amusing play on manners, responsibility and courage The titular beast is a powerful creature, but a lazy one His easy victories cause him to believe his mighty voice, warrior face and ill temper will be enough to cow his prey But he s met his match when one nameless girl lays the full force of her sweet personality on him.This picture book features the familiar drawings of Jules Feiffer they tend towards bold outlines rather than nuanced drawings But his is a well known sty [...]

    11. Kyle says:

      This is a picture book not a novel like Phantom Tollbooth but I didn t adjust my expectations accordingly

    12. LynnDavidson says:

      An ugly ogre terrorized villages and ate villagers and no one knew what to do about him One day he happens upon a very nice young woman who didn t know his reputation.

    13. Kayla says:

      This one is just kind of silly and funny, but the illustrations are what really make it Would be fun to read with kids and have them act out the part of the ogre.

    14. Donna Mork says:

      Cute book about a bad ogre who scares the villagers and eats them Then one day he meets a girl and her kindness is his undoing.

    15. Richard WSUV says:

      Published in 2010, this book would be great for students learning to write They could use it as a fun mentor text to build writing motivation and stamina.

    16. Eva Leger says:

      3.5 Julia and I both really liked this ogre story It starts out about the same as most ogre stories and what any reader would expect but soon goes into detail about the ogre which is fairly rare from what we ve read The ogre considers himself many things, invulnerable, impregnable, and many other words that readers will hear for the first time.The ogre does have a taste for the local population so parents and adult readers may want to be careful with very young kids and or really sensitive kids [...]

    17. Judy Desetti says:

      I don t know it lacked something for me Illustrations are good From Library MediaLibrary Media Connection January February 2011 The villagers are terrified, frightened, and petrified of the odious ogre and his ravaging rampages He has the run of the countryside, and all of the villagers are his smorgasbord He also possesses an extensive vocabulary thanks to his partaking of a librarian and her dictionary He meets his match in a beautiful young girl who is so kind and sweet that the ogre is sure [...]

    18. Josiah says:

      More than fifty years after The Phantom Tollbooth was first published, author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer were still working together to produce new literature, and The Odious Ogre is one of the books that came from their continued collaboration Featuring some of the same type of clever wordplay evident throughout The Phantom Tollbooth, The Odious Ogre is fun and entertaining, and the pictures and text fit together well The story is that of a terrible ogre who causes vast destruc [...]

    19. Sherry says:

      Love it A picture book for older readers Juster has loads of fun with big words like invulnerable, impregnable, insuperable, indefatigable, etc Lots of text, suitable for ages 8 12 , and a moral, or lesson to boot An odious ogre terrorizes the countryside All men fear him, as he puts on quite a horrific display and eats everyone in sight He wanders deep into the woods and encounters a peasant maiden Not knowing the reputation of the terrible ogre, but quickly assessing the ogre for what he is, t [...]

    20. Laura says:

      This book was pretty entertaining in the very beginning I really liked the verbiage and definitely thought children would eagerly snatch up the foreign words But after the ogre met the girl, it seemed like that part of the story was taking too long I was a little exasperated that he kept going on and on about himself The ending was nice for most people but a little anti climatic and a bit of a letdown It was different than what I wanted to happen The last page also confused me for a moment and I [...]

    21. Emily says:

      Just read this to SK as their Mystery Reader for the day Their teacher definitely enjoyed it a little than the kids it s got a lot of adult humor in it, but that also made it fun for the kids because they gleaned meaning for some of the complicated words from my tone or expression or of course, the illustrations I was a little nervous about the harsh ending of the story, but it really spurred a great conversation about reputation, being nice and how sometimes being mean can cause really bad thi [...]

    22. Claudia says:

      What a lot of fun this one wase words are amazingupendous.ive The story is a delight The odious ogre scares everyonehe takes handsfull of towns people for a snack, like the Cyclops He has no conscience and loves to frighten others He has an exceedingly large vocabulary because of eating the dictionary an unfortunate librarian was holding as he gobbled herhe uses his odiousness and his size and his voice to intimidate everyone.well, not everyone.The words by Juster and the pictures full color pai [...]

    23. Sarah Souther says:

      There once was an ogre with such a fearsome reputation that no one bothered to resist him When they heard he was in the neighborhood, people stuffed their ears with stale cake, blindfolded themselves, and hid under the table, a buffet for the ogre Then he meets a girl with excellent manners who doesn t undersand what the fuss is all about Feiffer s light, doodle y illustrations keep the odiousness from becoming too scary This book is a little long for the younger set, but they ll enjoy the stomp [...]

    24. Karen says:

      Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer of the Phantom Tollbooth teamed up again I checked this book out for my five year old son I liked this new book, but I did not love, love, LOVE it like I do the Phantom Tollbooth There is some of Juster s intriguing and wry humor present, and even a little but not nearly enough wordplay The story itself is even quite good, but it is no Phantom Tollbooth The illustrations, also, are very good, but without all the wordplay and puns in the text, it is hard to make th [...]

    25. Dolly says:

      This is a strange story about an ogre who is beaten by the kindness, generosity, and understanding of a young girl The ogre is frightening and odious indeed, but the young girl s good and sweet character overcomes his ugly and fearsome one We enjoyed reading this story together at bedtime The vocabulary is quite advanced for young children and I found myself explaining several of the words It s interesting and enlightening to see the mix of descriptive words, but can be disruptive to explain the [...]

    26. Robin says:

      An odious ogre who has terrorized a neighborhood for years meets his match in a young girl who literally kills him with kindness Her deliberate misinterpretation of his actions and unfailing politeness prove his undoing Nice use of language in this one as in describing the ogre He was, it was widely believed, extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless And in his own mind, he is invulnerable, impregnable, insuperable, indefatigable, insur [...]

    27. The Brothers says:

      I had great hopes for this book because Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth was one of my favorite authors as a kid It s the story of a horrible ogre who likes to eat people He comes across a very self possessed young woman who isn t frightened of him, but instead causes him all sorts of self doubt An okay story, but a tad disappointing Perhaps my expectations where too high.Illustrations are okay.

    28. Barbara says:

      A unique and entertaining take on kill them with kindness As we expect from Julius Norton, there is a lot of vocabulary and humor in this story about an ogre who generally scares and eats everyone in his path, and the young girl who, unintentionally, kills the ogre by being kind to him he cannot wrap his brain around this It would be lots of fun for a class visit, or an older preschool group.

    29. Eric Hinkle says:

      A rare collaboration by the author and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth, this book naturally had to be great And it is It s very, with great illustrations and even a bit of Juster s classic wordplay thrown in The scope of the book is much smaller, and the target age group is a bit younger, so it doesn t quite hit as hard as Phantom, but I doubt they had any intention of doing so, anyway So cheers to them for another success.

    30. Whole And says:

      This is not an ordinary story, yet quite wonderful.Especially, I think for a young girl to read The maiden in the story out does the towns people when it comes to facing the feared ogre by being kind, being herself and being hospitable.Lots of new, big fun words to expand vocabulary and rich discussion can be had exploring the qualities the young maiden demonstrated Overall message drawn from the story for us was be not afraid, but to be yourself

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