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Otto Tattercoat and the forest of lost things / Matilda Woods.

Woods, Matilda, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J WOO (Text) 33500013266960 New Available -
Fertile Public Library J WOO (Text) 33500013266952 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525515272
  • ISBN: 0525515275
  • Physical Description: 204 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Left alone in Hodeldorf, the coldest city anywhere, Otto joins forces with Nim and other tattercoats, street children who steal to survive, to face evil forces and save the day.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Philomel Books.
Grades 4-6. Philomel Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    *Starred Review* The bitterly cold town of Hodeldorf is not the kind of place that Otto is excited to move to, but his mother believes her talent for sewing coats will secure the two of them a good, happy life there. Luck doesn't seem to have followed the boy, though, for on his second day in Hodeldorf, his coat is stolen off his back, and his mother fails to return to the inn, eventually forcing the innkeeper to turn Otto away. When a girl finds him shivering in an alley, she tricks him into going to Frau Ferber's factory, where he and other children are forced to work filling jars with black boot polish—using only their hands. Frau Ferber proves a Roald Dahl–level villain, and the outlook for Otto is bleak until he escapes into Hodeldorf's community of Tattercoats. These scrappy street kids live by a respectable code, promising to never steal more than they need, and Nim takes Otto under her wing, vowing to help him find his mother. Wood (The Girl Who Sailed the Stars, 2019) spins another frosty tale of magic and bravery that offers high stakes without becoming too scary. Readers will love seeing kids triumph over the heartless frau, and the story's other, more fantastical mysteries give the book extra sparkle. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Matilda Woods ( grew up in the small town of Southern Tablelands, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a master's of social work. Matilda splits her time between writing middle-grade fiction and working as a youth social worker. She is the author of The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker and The Girl Who Sailed the Stars, and she currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her four chickens, three dogs, two cats, and one bird. Follow her on Twitter @MatildaWrites.

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Street children > Fiction.
Homeless persons > Fiction.
Robbers and outlaws > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.

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