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The Orphan of Awkward Falls


Chronicle Books
Available: 10/05/11
6.25 x 8.25 · 256 pages
Ages 8-12
CDN $23.99 · cl

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Keith Graves

When thirteen-year-old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can't help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door. Inevitably, she is captured by the house s strange inhabitants: an ancient automaton who serves as a butler, a cat patched together with a few odd parts, and most surprising of all, a boy named Thaddeus Hibble. Meanwhile, Fetid Stenchley the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane is on the loose after making a dramatic escape, and there is onlyone thing on his mind… revenge. Unfortunately for Josephine and Thaddeus, he s headed their way. Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it's too late? With a penchant for spooky details, surprising twists, and haunting illustrations, Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first novel.

Keith Graves is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Chicken Big. His thirteen-year-old twins inspired this, his first novel. He lives in Austin, Texas.