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Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Dodd, Mead (1976)
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DANIEL PINKWATER has written about one hundred books, many of them good.

DANIEL PINKWATER has written about one hundred books, many of them good. It is entirely his own work, and the story that it was discovered as a manuscript inserted in a bale of banana leaves, probably to increase the weight, is merely legend, and without foundation in fact. Cover design by Louise Fili Ltd. Cover illustration by Daniel Pinkwater. Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, 1941–.

Written and illustrated by. Daniel pinkwater. For Mike, Leonard, and the rest of the Chicago boys. Chapter 1. I figure that Mom and Dad were having some kind of trouble and needed to go away by themselves. Dad was complaining a lot about his job. I remember, and he and Mom were getting into a lot of arguments.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. BY THE AUTHOR OF The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad, and Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies.

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involves absorbing the worldview of Daniel Manus Pinkwater.

When left to take care of himself, a young boy becomes involved with. I had lizards when I was young, so it stands to reason that a book titled Lizard Music would appeal. With allergies to fur and feather, but a fondness for all things non-Hexopod, lizards were an obvious option (well, to me at least; I can hear you dissenters. Let this be a warning to those with children). involves absorbing the worldview of Daniel Manus Pinkwater.

Daniel Manus Pinkwater (born November 15, 1941) is an American author of children's books and young adult fiction

Daniel Manus Pinkwater (born November 15, 1941) is an American author of children's books and young adult fiction. His 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. He has also written an adult novel, The Afterlife Diet, and essay collections derived from his talks on National Public Radio. Many elements of his fiction are based on real events and people he encountered in his youth.

The Online Books Page. Author: Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, 1941

The Online Books Page. Author: Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, 1941-. Note: read by the author in its entirety; c1976. Subject: Lizards - Juvenile fiction.

BY THE AUTHOR OF The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad, and Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl. I held off reading Daniel Pinkwater for a long time. I thought the books would be gimmicky and too goofy. At least when it came to this one, I was wrong. When I finally read Lizard Music (as a bedtime.

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.
  • Bottom Line first;
    Not my favorite Danial Pinkwater preteen novel. The lead in is as good as his best. The payoff was something of a let-down. It is a tight bit of storytelling; meaning that there is little in the way of complex plotting , and therefore not much padding. Start to finish in a brisk 157 pages. Note my copy is the hard back NY Review Children's' Edition. Absent one relatively unnecessary reference to a woman's over use of cleavage it is family friendly. This is a minor bit of satire that may have some parents re thinking this selection but over-all Lizard Music is a good choice for bed time or for the 9-12 Yr old readers. Likely boys will like it better than the girls, but mostly because the main character is a boy.


    Having just finished a classic pulp who done it, Lizard Music impressed me with Daniel Pinkwater's ability to draw you into a mystery that does not require the usual violence or high risk threats that even the old Hardy Bros, Nancy Drew mysteries tended to employ. Our hero a 12 yr old tells us the story of the previous summer when he had a few weeks, home alone. He lives in a small town near Hogboro on the shores of Lake Mishagoo. (Most of the intended readers will get these references so let's not spoil their fun) Unaccustomed to late nights and getting to indulge his taste for anchovies on his pizza, he finds himself watching very late night TV , after the end of the broadcast day. The surprise is that after the local station s, all of them sign off he can watch a very fine set of performances by a band of musical lizards.

    Herein are a number of problems for the modern readers. The copyright for Lizard Music is 1976. Pre Cable. Younger readers will not know abot things like the end of the broadcast day. Likewise Victor is a fan of Walter Cronkite and Daniel Rather and these names, likely will carry no meaning. The description of a Lizard game show: "You Bet Your Duck" is one of the slickest bits of humor in the book. And likely no reader under 50 will `get it'. My solution for this is to have the parents do the reading and be ready for the questions. The Groucho Marx game show via u tube will serve as answers for the parents who missed the original broadcasts.

    Solving the Lizard Music mystery will take Victor into Hogboro where he will meet the Chicken man and his performing chicken Claudia. This aspect is one of the classics in children's books. I like most kids had that one unexplained experience in a strange part of town where you met nice people but experienced something out of the normal. The store you can never find again. There are the people behind the counter who helped you and helped you to have an adventure. This happens to Victor, it is vaguely unsettling for him, but exciting and in the end rewarding.

    For me the resolution of the mystery is not as exciting as the visits to Hogboro. There is magic but it is not that magical. We get some idea of Victor's reaction to this visit, but what is supposed to be a Pinkwater version of the land of Oz is not that spectacular.

    Beside is his sister one of the Pod People? Yes we have a homage to the Day of the Triffids, but that is a thread left unresolved.

  • Alright. So I had forgotten all about the wonderful books of Mr. Pinkwater until I happened upon a notice about this book on boingboing. I couldn't believe I'd forgotten; a rush of memories came back to me about the times I spent reading every Pinkwater book I could get my hands on. Looking back, a lot of my taste in books, my sense of humor, and even my writing - back when I wrote - can be traced directly back to happening upon Lizard Music, Yobgorgle, and the rest in my elementary school library.

    Mr. Pinkwater's books were among the first of what I considered "big kids" books I'd read, in maybe third grade. (We weren't allowed to check them out until then.) They were so far superior to the Ramona stories, or Judy Blume, or even Encyclopedia Brown, that I made my mom drive me to every library in the area so I could read every book by him I could lay my hands on. I must have read Lizard Music three or four times; it was my favorite.

    So it was with a heavy sense of nostalgia - and a trepidation that, much like the old Transformers and He-Man cartoons I also loved at the time - I would return to Lizard Music and, instead of still loving it, find that it just didn't live up to my memories.

    Wow. I was thrilled to discover that, 25 or more years later, this is every bit as charming, funny, and just downright delightful as I'd remembered. I'm glad I bought this for my son; I hope one day to read it with him. It's weird, irreverent, timeless, and perfectly captures a sense of childhood delight.

    I've since picked up Four Novels and Five Novels, and plan to read through those as well. They'll make nice, short diversions in-between the doorstopper fantasy/sci-fi novels I usually read!

  • I am always struck, when reading blurbs, reviews and comments about Pinkwater books, by the emphasis on the fantasy, the absurdity, and the loopiness. Lots of authors can do that. Very few authors besides Pinkwater can do that and yet also touch moments of stunning authenticity.
    Once the lizards show up in this one the book just becomes a finely amusing fantasy. But, before that, when our hero is puttering around his empty house, or working on his model, or taking a public transit bus to a neighboring town, or just generally scheming to keep his parents from getting suspicious, that is where Pinkwater shines. He creates the most self-reliant, self-possessed, competent kids in literature.
    Good for him. Great for the reader.

  • I read this book as a preteen and I bought this copy for my some who is 11. I hope he will like it and will edit this review once he finishes it. It was a book that I always remembered and thought of fondly which is what brought me to buying it for him. I wanted to share that experience and if that's not a five star book then I don't know what is.

  • I probably read this book about 15 times in 3rd grade and was delighted to have rediscovered this little treasure when looking for a good bedtime story book for my 9 year old daughter. I was thrilled at the chance to share one of my all time favorites from my childhood with my daughter.

    Written at a time before our hyper-accelerated society with our contrived notions of childhood happiness manufactured by Disney; this book is a throw back to a time when radio waves were a thing of wonder and it was conceivable that a young boy named Victor could pick up TV signals late at night from Invisible Island in the middle of lake Mishagoo.

    Lizards playing the saxophone, pizza with anchovies, The Pod People, Claudia the Chicken, Reynold the talking Lizard, Charlie (a.k.a. the Chicken Man), Walter Cronkite, and Grape Neehie at Shane Ferguson's Candy store.

    This book is perfect for good old fashioned thought provoking story telling and it also happens to be fabulously entertaining.

    Two Thumbs up!

  • Pinkwater's early work. A splendid preview of the marvelous fun to come. Even adults will enjoy reading this to the little ones.