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LIFELONG GROUCH Obidyjah (O-bə-dī-yə) Grumbles lives up to his name every chance he gets. He grouses about everything, he hates everyone (most especially children), he talks to no one, and anyone who has had the displeasure of being around him knows that he has a volcanic temper, capable of being triggered by just the littlest thing, so you’d better run for cover if he becomes the slightest bit upset. But a mystical visit from a laughably chatty Irish “Faerie” Godmother named Aoibheann changes everything. Swarmed...
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The Metamorphosis Of Obidyjah Grumbles

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Overview

LIFELONG GROUCH Obidyjah (O-bə-dī-yə) Grumbles lives up to his name every chance he gets. He grouses about everything, he hates everyone (most especially children), he talks to no one, and anyone who has had the displeasure of being around him knows that he has a volcanic temper, capable of being triggered by just the littlest thing, so you’d better run for cover if he becomes the slightest bit upset. But a mystical visit from a laughably chatty Irish “Faerie” Godmother named Aoibheann changes everything. Swarmed over with sudden feelings of tenderness, caring, and worldly wonder, Obidyjah undertakes an elaborate project—the construction of a dollhouse for a local girl. But with Aoibheann off on vacation, the old Obidyjah Grumbles, not so easily defeated, surfaces and is appalled with what he is becoming. Thrown suddenly into a tailspin of horror and self-doubt, Obidyjah must find himself before he disappears into a world of charity and kindness he barely understands and certainly doesn’t trust.
This children's tale, touchingly written and vividly illustrated by William S. Lynn, mixes suspense, surprise, and biting wit to weave an ageless tale of one hard-hearted man undergoing an unstoppable transformation into something he has scoffed at and fought against becoming his entire life—a good person.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013168992
  • Publisher: Oxen Of The Sun, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William S. “Grandpappy” Lynn was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1913. He served in the Navy during World War II, and then went to work for the U.S. Post Office in Tampa, Florida, where he raised three children with his beloved wife Dolly. At the time he passed away, he had written and illustrated scores of children's stories of magic and adventure, often dedicated to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Metamorphosis of Obidyjah Grumbles is his first published book.
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