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ODD GODS: THE ODDLYMPICS de David Slavin, illustré par Adam J.B. Lane

Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in ODD GODS, the critically acclaimed and hilarious illustrated middle-grade series about the oddest Greek gods you’ve never heard about before.

ODD GODS: THE ODDLYMPICS
Odd Gods Book 3
by David Slavin, illustrated by Adam J.B. Lane

HarperCollins Children’s, October 2020
(chez DeFiore and Co. –
voir catalogue)

Oddonis and his misfit friends don’t exactly love competition and they aren’t exactly athletes. So they’re definitely NOT excited when their middle school gets challenged to a sports competition by the Roman middle school on the other side of Mount Olympus. It’s bad enough that the Greek Odds have to compete against their Roman twins, but when Zeus and his Roman counterpart, Jupiter, get a little too involved, the Greek and Roman kids end up in a competition over who gets to run the WHOLE mountain. Will the Greek Gods and Odds find a way to work together to defeat the Romans, or will they have to leave their hilltop home…forever? Get ready to overcome the odds in the third 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.

ODD GODS: THE ODDYSSEY de David Slavin, illustré par Adam J.B. Lane

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.

The ODD GODS Series de David Slavin et Daniel Weitzman

Diary of a Winpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in Odd Gods, the first book in a hilarious illustrated series about the most unlikely, unusual Gods ever to grace the halls of Mount Olympus Middle School

ODD GODS #1
by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman
Illustration by Adam Lane
Harpercollins children’s, May 2019

Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he’s a little bit…odd for a God. He’s so odd, in fact, he’s not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn’t enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome God of them all. Oddonis’s future at Mount Olympus Middle isn’t looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (Goddess of math and poultry), Germes (God of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest God of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek God, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are.
Read the hilarious new adventures of Oddonis and his friends from debut children’s authors David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman, filled with dozens of black-and-white illustrations by award-winning artist Adam Lane.

David Slavins stories for children are featured in the book and CD of Marlo Thomas’s “Thanks & Giving: All Year Long”, and the 35th Anniversary edition of “Free To Be…You and Me”. He is the co-author of three books of satireand 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. Daniel Weitzman’s children’s stories (“Whooosh”, “Stoneface”) have been featured in anthologies and online forums.  Daniel has worked with various entertainment companies, creating film scripts, TV treatments, music video narratives, virtual reality presentations, and numerous digital initiatives.  Adam J.B. Lane 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!”

ODD GODS de David Slavin et Daniel Weitzman

Dork Diaries by way of Rick Riordan. Hilariously illustrated by Adam J. B. Lane, this is a mix of mythology and middle-school angst, with a decidedly geeky and gross middle-school sensibility

ODD GODS
Misfit Myths from Mount Olympus Middle School
by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman
On submission
Agent: Brian Defiore

In ODD GODS by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman, there are, yes, the gods we know as youngsters: Adonis, Aphrodite, Hermes. They are the stars of the gymnasium and the cafeteria and the classroom, and shine brightly as the BGOC of middle school life—and are as insufferable as only middle school gods can be. But then there are the other kids we never knew were part of the heavenly realm: the Odd Gods, the ones destiny did not treat quite so gloriously. Oddonis. Obeseus. Gaseous. Germes: The dorky, smelly geeks in a world of perfect specimens, with powers that, well, no one else really wants.
The Odd Gods are used to being the ones who are picked on and ignored, of having the formica bathroom when their siblings have marble, of being served mystery meat when their betters eat Ambrosia.
When a strange wind (don’t ask where it comes from) pushes Oddonis’ hand up when the principal asks if anyone is willing to run against the perfect Adonis for class president, Oddonis and his mates have to pull every second-rate trick in their arsenal to run the uphill campaign of a lifetime.

David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman have both written in varied media for adults, and some short work for kids, but this is their debut novel for children. Adam J B Lane is the writer and illustrator of the picture books MONSTERS PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG and STOP THIEF! This is their first collaboration