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Daniel Pinkwater lives with his wife, the illustrator and novelist Jill Pinkwater, and several dogs and cats in a very old farmhouse in New York's Hudson River Valley.

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Fat Men from Space
by Daniel Pinkwater
When young William gets a filling in his tooth that can pick up radio transmissions, he discovers that hungry aliens are plotting a sinister junk food takeover of Earth.
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Snarkout Boys & The Avocado of Death
by Daniel Pinkwater
There's a crime. There's a master criminal. There's a fat man in a fez. Fans of LIZARD MUSIC, take note: Chicken Man is here, and his chicken dances while Daniel Pinkwater defies gravity to bring you a mind-boggling feast. As the Wizard of Comedy transports the Snarkout Boys and Rat through the tunnel under North Aufzoo Street to the...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Afterlife Diet
by Daniel Pinkwater
*NOT A CHILDREN'S BOOK* From Publishers Weekly: The gonzo humor and imagination that popularize Pinkwater as both NPR commentator and children's author permeate every line of his hilarious third novel for adults. Echoing A Confederacy of Dunces in tone, iconoclasm and choice of subject matter (right down to the inclusion of fat men, hot...
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Categories: World Literature
Young Adults
by Daniel Pinkwater
Contains the books YOUNG ADULT NOVEL and DEAD END DADA. Says author Daniel Pinkwater of this novel of sociological import: "I honestly don't remember writing this. Are you sure there hasn't been some mistake?"
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Categories: All Teen Lit
The Worms of Kukumlima
by Daniel Pinkwater
Ronald accompanies his grandfather, the salami snap magnate, and the world famous explorer Sir Charles Pelicanstein, on an expedition to Africa to search for the intelligent worms of Kukumlina.
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The Education of Robert Nifkin
by Daniel Pinkwater
The Education of Robert Nifkin is the education of a beatnik. Set in 1950s Chicago and conveyed in the form of a college essay, Robert Nifkin details his journey from a mind-numbing high school that smells to the curriculum-free carnival of a private school ruled by bohemians, beatniks, and freaks.
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Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy from Mars
by Daniel Pinkwater
Leonard's life at his new junior high is just barely tolerable until he becomes friends with the unusual Alan and with him shares an extraordinary adventure.
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Categories: All Teen Lit
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
by Daniel Pinkwater
Bestselling author Daniel Pinkwater's story of how Neddie, a shaman, a ghost, three pals, and a maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world. Melvin the Shaman. Sandor Eucalyptus. Billy the Phantom Bellboy. Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wonderful tale of Neddie Wentworthstein's quest to save civilization...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Teen Lit
Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice
by Daniel Pinkwater
Four farsighted mice get glasses — and a talking cat solves a family mystery — as the charmingly eccentric Mrs. Noodlekugel returns. When Mrs. Noodlekugel’s four mice make a terrible mess with cookie crumbs at tea, she decides to take them on the bus to visit the eye doctor — and invites Nick and Maxine to come along! The mice...
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The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There
by Daniel Pinkwater
A sequel to critically acclaimed THE NEDDIAD told from the point of view of Ned's friend, Iggy La Brea Woman is missing. Valentino, too. The ghosts of Los Angeles are disappearing right and left! Iggy Birnbaum is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter what Neddie Wentworthstein and Seamus Finn say. There’s just...
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Sleepover Larry (Larry Series)
by Daniel Pinkwater
Larry is a polar bear with style. He likes blueberry muffins, enjoys dancing ballet, and takes pride in his job as a lifeguard. He lives with the Frobisher family in the hotel that they named after him. One day, Larry invites his bear friends from the zoo for a sleepover. That’s when all the fun begins! Jill Pinkwater’s pen-and-ink...
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Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
by Daniel Pinkwater
A compilation of the best of Daniel Pinkwater's short commentaries and essays. Originally published in 1990, this new Kindle edition features an updated introduction and Pinkwater's own selection of favorite material from NPR's "All Things Considered" and beyond.
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Categories: All Humor
Wingman
by Daniel Pinkwater
Donald has problems at school. He likes to ditch and climb on the George Washington Bridge where he hides out and read comic books. One day he meets Wingman, a Chinese superhero, who takes him on an eye-opening adventure.
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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
by Daniel Pinkwater
Big Audrey is a girl . . . with cat’s whiskers . . . and sort of cat’s eyes. But, is there an other cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl? Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy and Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy Wig, in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon Brando across the country to...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Mrs. Noodlekugel
by Daniel Pinkwater
With signature wit and whimsy, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater introduces an eccentric, endearing babysitter every child will wish they could have. Nick and Maxine live in a tall building with one apartment on top of another. So when they look out their window and see a little house they never knew was there, of course they must visit...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Once Upon a Blue Moose
by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Once upon a blue moose, there was a little restaurant at the edge of the big woods. Mr. Breton was happy running the restaurant. He liked to cook, but he didn’t like it much when winter came and the north wind blew and froze everything solid. Then one day a blue moose, who also didn’t like the cold, came to his door and asked to...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Bushman Lives!
by Daniel Pinkwater
“What Pinkwater does is magic, and I’m grateful for it.” —Neil Gaiman (about The Neddiad )  Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers, he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to the high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? It’s a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Teen Lit
Lizard Music
by Daniel Pinkwater
BY THE AUTHOR OF The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad , and  Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his older sister shirking her babysitting duties, Victor has plenty of time to indulge himself...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Bad Bears go Visiting (Irving & Muktuk Story)
by Daniel Pinkwater
Irving and Muktuk are cheating each other at cards when their polar bear friend Larry drops by for a visit. The bears eat cake topped with little fishes that Larry has brought, play a spirited game of volleyball, and afterward chat pleasantly until Larry goes home. “Visits,” Irving and Muktuk decide, “are nice.” The next evening...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Snarkout Boys & The Baconburg Horror
by Daniel Pinkwater
Great questions have always been raised by literature. MOBY DICK asks, "Doesn't anyone ever get seasick?" THE ODYSSEY asks, "Doesn't anyone ever get seasick?" THE SNARKOUT BOYS AND THE BACONBURG HORROR asks: "Why doesn't everyone get food poisoning? How do they survive so many greasy snacks? Why are werewolves like that? Doesn't a great...
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Borgel
by Daniel Pinkwater
Melvin Spellbound's humdrum life suddenly becomes extraordinary when 111-year-old Borgel arrives and takes him and the talking dog, Fafner, on a rollicking trip through Time, Space, and The Other in search of The Great Popsicle, Anthropoid Bloboforms and Grivnizoids!
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The Last Guru
by Daniel Pinkwater
One harmless bet on a horse race starts a chain of events that turns a 12-year-old into one of the world's richest people and a spiritual guru.
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Chicago Days/Hoboken Nights
by Daniel Pinkwater
In this comical collection of memories, storyteller Daniel Pinkwater tells how he grew into the beloved figure he is today: a robust genius of the printed page and rotund genie of the radio. In inimitable fashion, Pinkwater recounts the conversation with his father that suddenly made him an art major in college. He describes his...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Bear in Love
by Daniel Pinkwater
Could the bear have a secret friend? Who is leaving him surprises? The ever-lovable Daniel Pinkwater spins a funny and sweetly offbeat story. One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Did...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
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