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Tom O'Donnell


Tom O'Donnell

Tom O'Donnell has written for The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and the upcoming show "TripTank", on Comedy Central. His comic strips have been featured in the New York Press, the Village Voice and other papers. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

Tom O'Donnell

Books by Tom O'Donnell

Written by Tom O'Donnell with illustrations by Tim Miller - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Mysterious hauntings are causing major trouble at Horace Hotwater Middle School. Sam Gibbs and his super-strong tiny buddy, Hammie Rex, keep encountering creepy abnormal objects, including a floating sports jersey and a runaway go-kart. While Sam doesn't believe in ghosts, he has to admit the hauntings are getting weirder…and more dangerous. Could bizarre mutant animals be the cause? At Horace Hotwater, they often are!

Written by Tom O'Donnell with illustrations by Tim Miller. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Sam and Hammie Rex discover a terrifying giant squirrel hiding in the woods behind Horace Hotwater Middle School. But nobody else believes Squirrel Kong is real. Then Hammie Rex takes the blame for Squirrel Kong’s destructive rampages, and the principal threatens to send him away to home for dangerous, troubled small pets. To save his hamster friend, can Sam prove that Squirrel Kong is the true menace?

Written by Tom O'Donnell with illustrations by Tim Miller - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Youth Fiction

BEWARE: Rampaging Mutant Dino-Hamster! When a mysterious growling hamster appears at the back of his class, Sam knows just what to call him: Hamstersaurus Rex. Sam tries to protect Hammie from an overzealous Hamster Monitor, and from the meanest bully in the history of Horace Hotwater Middle School. The bully isn’t afraid of some weird little class pet. But maybe he should be. Hamstersaurus Rex is no ordinary hamster.

by Tom O'Donnell - Science Fiction

Chorkle and its human friends Hollins, twins Becky and Nicki, and Little Gus (who is now lobbying to be called Medium Gus) have been warped to a strange new galaxy. When Kalac is stranded on neighboring planet Kyral, the gang takes matters into its own hands (and thol'grazes) and sets off on a daring rescue mission. Along the way, they'll befriend a whole new species and form some very unlikely alliances, all while navigating bizarre and dangerous terrain.

by Tom O'Donnell - Science Fiction

Life on Gelo was fine until the fur-headed "humans" arrived. They invaded our peaceful asteroid with their loud drill machines and their endless greed, stealing our precious Iridium to take back to their strange blue-and-green planet.

Then the mothership took off and left four little fur-heads marooned here. But thank Jalasu Jhuk that Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus turned out to be pretty cool. They have sweet gadgets like hologram games and rocket bikes. Plus they can pilot starships!

But there's plenty the young humans don't know, like how to fight a ferocious thyss-cat or ride an usk-lizard or navigate the twisting caverns of my world. And they are truly unprepared for my secret Xotonian stink gland!

Luckily the Earthlings have me, Chorkle, and all five of my eyes to look after them.

If only I knew how to help them get back home . . .