THE MIGHTY ODD by Amy Ignatow is the first fantasy in the new The Odd Series for middle grades.
After a mysterious bus accident, four children, a teen, and two adults develop strange supernatural powers. This diverse group must work together to solve the mystery of their special abilities.
Librarians will find a following with middle grade students who enjoy humorous stories. The strong female characters and diverse cast adds to the appeal.
This realistic school story has just enough fantasy elements to appeal to science fiction lovers without too much to lose mainstream readers. The author does an exceptional job addressing issues such as bullying and school politics.
Published by Harry N. Abrams on September 13, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.