Ollie's Odyssey
Ollie's Odyssey
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Ollie's Odyssey

Written by William Joyce
Published by Simon & Schuster
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What's Ollie's Odyssey About

Publisher Summary

From the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood comes a grand adventure of valor, friendship, and a look into the mysterious world of favorite toys. In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries. There is the Code of the Toys, which is as ancient as childhood. There’s also the magic of becoming a child’s favorite, the highest honor in the Toy World. Made by hand by Billy’s mother, Ollie is a special toy, “a toy who will matter.” He becomes Billy’s best friend, confidant, pal, and yes, Billy’s “favorite.” But there are villains in the Toy World, and Zozo, the clown king, is the most feared. He and his toy henchman (the Creeps) have sworn to steal and imprison favorite toys until they forget their children and become forever lost. When Ollie is toynapped, Billy must rescue his beloved favorite from Zozo’s subterranean lair in the old Carnival Place, past the park, through the woods, and into the night. Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.


    Ollie gets taken captive by the forgotten toys, and there is a battle between them near the end of the story.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • You might ask your child how they enjoyed this illustrated chapter book compared to non-illustrated.
  • Discuss with your child how Ollie’s bravery, hope, and loyalty help him to defeat the odds and find his way back to his owner.


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What are the henchmen of the clown king Zozo called?
  1. A
    the Cronies
  2. B
    the Creeps
  3. C
    the Creatures
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Book Details

Publication Date
April 11, 2017
Text Details
The text for this book was set in Adobe Jenson.
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were rendered in multimedia.
Reading Age
7 - 11 years
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