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Daniel Pinkwater

Daniel Pinkwater

·4.01·20,299 Ratings
“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Fish Whistle: Commentaries, Uncommentaries, And Vulgar Excesses

    1990·
    ·4.06·178 Ratings
    In the tradition of James Thurber, this collection of 70 short humor pieces is sure to tickle funny bones across the country. Included are two previously published articles in addition to commentaries written originally for National Public Radio's "All Th
  • Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars

    1981·
    ·4.32·717 Ratings
    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.
  • Lizard Music

    1996·
    ·4.18·1,432 Ratings
    When left to take care of himself, a young boy becomes involved with a community of intelligent lizards who tell him of a little known invasion from outer space.
  • The Big Orange Splot

    1993·
    ·4.38·2,241 Ratings
    When Mr. Plumbeans' house is splashed with bright orange paint, he decides a multi-colored house would be a nice change. This favorite story of creativity and individuality is back by popular demand.
  • The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

    1999·
    ·3.86·991 Ratings
    Henrietta is no Turkey. When Arthur Bobowicz is sent out to bring home the family's Thanksgiving turkey, he returns instead with Henrietta -- a 266-pound chicken with a mind of her own. Thus begins the hilarious chain of events that has kept readers in st
  • 4: Fantastic Novels

    2000·
    ·4.49·364 Ratings
    Four-fantastic-books-in-one by the popular author of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency: Borgel Yobgorgle The Worms of Kukumlima The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror
  • The Education of Robert Nifkin

    2005·
    ·3.96·229 Ratings
    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 scho
  • Uncle Boris in the Yukon: and Other Shaggy Dog Stories

    2002·
    ·3.86·180 Ratings
    With the candor and wit that he's known for, Daniel Pinkwater shares heartfelt and often peculiar reflections on the dogs (and other assorted creatures) that have shaped his life and family traditions. Pinkwater begins with the tale of his colorful Uncle
  • The Afterlife Diet

    2000·
    ·3.25·129 Ratings
    A novel as big as all outdoors--a murder mystery set in heaven! The acclaimed NPR commentator and children's author explores what happens when fat people go to one heaven, and all others go to another. A novel of dazzling brilliance and consummate wit, it
  • Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story

    2006·
    ·3.86·190 Ratings
    LOOKING FOR BOBOWICZDaniel PinkwaterNick Itch isn't thrilled about having to move from the suburbs to hot, muggy Hoboken.But when he meets Bruno Ugg and Loretta Fischetti, the three become fast friends, bonding over Classics Comics, pirate radio, and a pl
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