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Wizard Crystal

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A wizard is determined to get the wonderful crystal at the bottom of the lake.
Unknown Binding, 41 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Dodd Mead
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Phil Jensen
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fans of Pinkwater and weird kids' books* in general will enjoy this. A wizard searches for happiness. He believes getting a crystal will make him happy. He discovers that he must change to be happy. Even if you know what the message will be, the ending will still surprise you.

This falls into the "wry humor with a message" portion of Pinkwater's oeuvre, alongside The Big Orange Splot, and not the "silly repetition" or "pure absurdism" portions of his output. The line drawings are great, and it's
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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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