Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in ODD GODS, the critically acclaimed and hilarious illustrated series about the middle-school gods you never hear about in myths. In book two, Oddonis must embark on the strangest odyssey ever to save Zeus from the world’s cutest curse.
ODD GODS: THE ODDYSSEY
Odd Gods Book 2
by David Slavin, illustrated by Adam J.B. Lane
HarperCollins Children’s, February 2020
(chez DeFiore and Co. – voir catalogue)
Sometimes it feels like Oddonis can’t do anything right. Especially compared to his literally perfect twin brother, Adonis. But this time, Oddonis has really messed up by accidentally turning his father, the all-powerful king of the gods, Zeus, into a giant baby. Now it’s up to Oddonis to assemble a team of his odd friends—Mathena, Gaseous, and Puneous—and journey to the underworld to get the curse reversed. Along the way, Oddonis will have to overcome a series of dangerous obstacles, his obnoxious brother, his own self-doubt, and the horrible scents of his best friend Gaseous. Can Gods as unlikely, unusual, and unheroic as Oddonis and his friends really save the day? Get ready to overcome the odds in the second hilarious book about the Odd Gods from author David Slavin, filled with dozens of black-and-white illustrations by award-winning artist Adam Lane.
David Slavin is the author of the popular illustrated middle-grade Odd Gods series. His cultural and political commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon.com, and the Huffington Post, and he was a regular contributor—as both a writer and performer—to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered for over a decade. David has also been a voiceover artist for over 20 years, lending his voice to hundreds of radio and television commercials, numerous audiobooks, and narrations for PBS, National Geographic, the BBC, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He lives in New York City with his wife, two children, sight-challenged dog, and noisy bird.
Adam J.B. Lane was born in London and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied, in the loosest sense of that word, at Harvard University and the California Institute of the Arts. He has labored for the Walt Disney Company, seen his animation appear on MTV, and authored two previous picture books for children, Monsters Party All Night Long and Stop Thief! In his spare time he draws comics for The Boston Globe.