Search Results: "Daniel Pinkwater"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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DOODLE FLUTE by Daniel Pinkwater
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1991

"A telling fable that older kids will also enjoy. (Picture book. 5+)"
``Kevin Spoon had a nice life...his own VCR...his own computer ...pizza every day''—a kid's perfect dream. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL YETTA by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: June 22, 2010

"Truly! (Picture book. 3-7)"

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ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"And Jill Pinkwater has made sure that the bears, on that last page, still sport the glint of subversion in their eyes—albeit under pink party hats. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Polar bears have a reputation for trouble, and Irving and Muktuk carry on the tradition in their benign, zoo-bound way. Read full book review >

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BUSHMAN LIVES! by Daniel Pinkwater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The cult of Pinkwater, already strong, now has a rallying cry for insiders in the know. 'Bushman lives!' (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
In this companion to his Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl (2010) Pinkwater saturates his customary eccentricities with a Beat-era flavor. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR BOBOWICZ by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"The story itself is slight, though characteristically funny; what makes this book is the way the old—customs, buildings, literature, friends—constantly informs the new, in a truly sweet celebration of what was and what can be, if we just remember and respect. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Almost 30 years after The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (1977), the streets of that fair city are once again being stalked, not by a six-foot chicken, but by a mysterious phantom. Read full book review >

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BAD BEARS GO VISITING by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2007

"The Pinkwaters bring a cockamamie sense of humor, deadpan text and lovely pools of ribbon-candy color to the bears' shenanigans, and there is little danger, considering what doofuses Irving and Muktuk are, that they will inspire any bad-bear behavior in readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bayonne, N.J.'s very own miscreant polar bears are in danger of violating their parole—again. Read full book review >

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BAD BEAR DETECTIVES by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"The Pinkwaters have their mother wit at full tilt, never talking down to their audience (mirtilli dell'Italia, for goodness sake), and are joyously troublemaking, dryly humorous to the point of combustion and playing out just enough rope for Irving and Mukluk to hang themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Irving and Muktuk—"each a bad bear if there ever was one"—embark on their fourth crime spree. Read full book review >

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MUSH’S JAZZ ADVENTURE by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Best of all, Mush promises many more stories to come. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Pinkwater continues the adventures of Mush, the cooking, talking, and highly intelligent mushamute dog from the planet Growf-Woof-Woof. Read full book review >

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IRVING AND MUKTUK by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What a pleasurably eccentric story, open to very theatrical readings, and what wry illustrations—a combination, like time and money, that works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pinkwaters are a hoot in all the best ways: odd but canny, droll but jazzy. Read full book review >

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YOUNG LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The illustrator's arctic landscapes are unusual and pleasing, and though her animals are barely sketched, they convey the bulk of the bears as well as their human-like postures and their playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Pinkwaters (Wallpaper from Space, 1996, etc.) combine facts and hilarious fancy, enriched by the author's knack for turning a phrase. Read full book review >