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I love Daniel Pinkwater. I have loved every one of his books, and I love his autobiographical sketches, like UNCLE BORIS IN THE YUKON and FISHWHISTLE. This book contains FISHWHISTLE, but adds more of his NPR commentaries, and then a series of autobiographical sketches that continue the strange story of his life. His father was a Polish mobster. He's traveled all over the world. In addition to writing children's books, he has been a terrible sculptor, an excellent dog trainer, a ferry enthusiast, ...more
A book of short pieces that Pinkwater originally wrote to be delivered on some NPR show, I forget which one. It serves as a self-deprecating autobiography, revealing the origins of some of the tropes and recurring settings of his children's books. ...more
Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more
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