Search Results: "Daniel Pinkwater"


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THE AFTERLIFE DIET by Daniel Pinkwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"What's left is some triple-distilled whimsy that Kurt Vonnegut or Douglas Adams might have produced if their characters had all been as wide as they were tall."
NPR humorist and children's author Pinkwater (Chicago Days/Hoboken Nights, 1991, etc.) wrestles with the burning question even the Contract with America wouldn't touch: Is there weight loss after death? Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL YETTA'S HANUKKAH KITTEN by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A Hanukkah gift for readers and eaters. (Hebrew alphabet) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter holiday joy and felicidad! Read full book review >

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MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND DROOLY THE BEAR by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Utterly, endearingly ridiculous. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Is there a Mr. Noodlekugel? Apparently the answer is yes. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BUNNY by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Whimsical, pretty, and endearing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Although close friends Bear and Bunny live independently, they decide to acquire a pet together. Read full book review >

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MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND FOUR BLIND MICE by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A savory episode for noodle—er, newly independent or struggling readers. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
The archetypal babysitter introduced in Mrs. Noodlekugel (2012) takes a quartet of farsighted mice to the oculist for an exam in this equally offbeat second chapter. Read full book review >

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MRS. NOODLEKUGEL by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Good news, if so. It is, to quote the children's reaction to the gingermice, 'extremely entertaining—and weird.' (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle meets Mary Poppins. Read full book review >

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I AM THE DOG by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A very snug collaboration; must have been the homework that tipped it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This amiable and impressive walk for Pinkwater breezily showcases his skill as a comic storyteller and how that skill is a smooth handoff to an illustrator. 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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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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ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Even confirmed fans might want to stick with the online version, tune out for a month or so and then tune back in to see everyone receive just deserts. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Pinkwater bills this tale of a lad who saves the post-WWII world from a sudden reversion to the Pleistocene Epoch as his best work yet. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A CAT-WHISKERED GIRL by Daniel Pinkwater
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pinkwater is definitely on a roll—or in this case a fritter. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Pinkwater shifts locales from Hollywood to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for this not-exactly-a-sequel to The Yggyssey (2009), but he continues to festoon his newest determinedly errant plot with thinly disguised literary and cultural references. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF ROBERT NIFKIN by Daniel Pinkwater
FICTION
Released: April 29, 1998

"Falling somewhere between Candide and Holden Caulfield, Robert is an inexperienced but savvy teen, with an ability to land on his feet and capacity for sardonic observations that will have readers rocking with laughter. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A young Chicagoan finds an unstructured but effective alternative to public education in this toothy satire, set in the ism- crazed 1950s. Read full book review >