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Otto and the Flying Twins

(The Karmidee #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  22 reviews
When Otto sees his father calming what looks like a purple dragon, he finds his life suddenly becoming very odd. He discovers that his family and his city are remnants of an ancient magical world now under threat from humans and that he must try to save it.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Holiday House (first published 2002)
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mahima
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Children's fantasy is the best genre hands down I love it so much.
Jennifer
Aug 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ages 10 and up
Shelves: kidbooks
I was hoping this book would become Harry Potter-esque in popularity, but alas...
Marion
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing, I especially enjoyed the part where Elfina was at the concert where she turned into a tiger.
Erin
Aug 11, 2011 added it
Excellent YA fantasy. I am always eager to see what fantasy writers will created in their magical world, and Charlotte Haptie did not disappoint. The Karmidee - all the magical peoples and creatures and races - have an interesting architecture, both literally and figuratively. They conform generally to the fantasy genre canon (if there is such a thing?) while also introducing some new nuances to the "how" of magical being. The author challenges her reader to consider what is "normal", what is "i ...more
Erica
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Fadilah
May 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: fantasy
Sebuah kisah fantasi menarik yang memiliki jalinan cerita unik. Berkisah tentang bangsa Karmidee yang ingin diberantas oleh calon walikota baru. Raja kaum Karmidee harus segera ditemukan! Sementar itu, Otto mulai menyadari hal-hal aneh yang terjadi di sekelilingnya, terutama kedua adil kembarnya yang bisa terbang..
Rad
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a terrible book!


No, wait. What a terrible COVER. What a WONDERFUL story inside!

Seriously though, what's up with that 60s-looking cover?




Also, my local library recommended this book to me. Hooray for the library!
Wendy
May 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fourth or fifth graders.
This book was ma ma hu hu. The plot had no depth to it and was very predictable. The end was very abrupt and uninteresting (since I had already predicted it). I won't read any other books in the series.
Martha
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Picked it up at the library because I liked the name Otto. I was so very surprised at how delightful a book it is and really enjoyed it. Easy and fast read. It has short chapters and will be perfect to read to my kids at night. Really just cute.
Crystal
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
didn't care fur it all that my much
Ketutar Jensen
Mar 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
I like these a lot though they are hard to read - emotionally… I really hate persecution… *brr*
Literary Strawberry
I am fully aware that nostalgia is contributing a lot to this rating, but gosh, this book
Ochie
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The second best fantasy book after the Harry Potter series.Charlotte Haptie is definitely one of my favorite author.
Els (Tragic Romantic)
I read this one a lot when I was a kid. It's a beautifully written story about a world that I wanted to live in, where hardly anything was Normal and almost everything was highly Impossible.
Nora Aini
nice...
Charly Voelkel
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a really good book where everything fit into something else. It was well thought out!!!
Debrarian
Oct 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, fantasy, j-fic
“Young Otto comes to the rescue when he discovers that his family and city are the last remnants of an ancient magical world now under threat from the Normal Police.”
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