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Daniel Pinkwater

Biography

Daniel Pinkwater

Daniel Manus Pinkwater (born November 15, 1941) is an American author of children's books and "Young Adult" fiction. Well-known books include LIZARD MAGIC, THE SNARKOUT BOYS AND THE AVOCAD OF DEA, FAT MEN FROM SPACE, BORGEL, and the picture book THE BIG ORANGE SPLOT. He has also published an adult novel, THE AFTERLIFE DIET, and essay collections derived from his talks on National Public Radio. He does not work in any set category. Rather, his work is intended for a wide variety of ages, with books ranging from picture books to adult fiction.
 
Many elements of his fiction are based on real events and people he encountered in his youth.
 
Pinkwater is a trained artist and has illustrated many of his books in the past, although, for more recent works, that task has passed to his wife Jill Pinkwater. His artistic style varies from work to work, with some books illustrated in computer drawings, others in woodcuts and others in Magic Marker.

Daniel Pinkwater

Books by Daniel Pinkwater

by Daniel Pinkwater and Will Hillenbrand - Animals , Children's 2-4

The bear and the bunny are friends who like to wander in the woods, look for things to eat, sing songs and talk things over. One day, the bunny asks the bear, “Why do we not have some kind of pet?” Well, the bear is not sure what a pet is. So the bunny explains that it’s an animal that you take care of and feed and one that loves you. But a pinecone is not the right pet for a bear and a bunny. And a caterpillar is nice, but it may not be very much fun. After a much-needed nap in the forest, will these two find their perfect pet?

by Daniel Pinkwater and Adam Stower - Picture

 When their father decides to compete to be speed-knitting champion of the world, Nick and Maxine are happy to stay with their babysitter, Mrs. Noodlekugel, along with her talking cats and four mice who wear glasses. What they don’t expect is a dripping-wet, whiskered man in the kitchen the next morning! Captain Noodlekugel has left his seafaring life to train animals for the circus, and he’s even brought with him a hefty bear named Drooly for practice. But whenever he tries to teach Drooly to dance, the bear wobbles and falls asleep on the tulips. When Drooly goes missing, the siblings must try to figure out where a big clumsy bear might go!

by Daniel Pinkwater - Holiday
Yetta, beautiful Yetta, manages to escape from the butcher’s shop. But now she is lost in Brooklyn—a strange place filled with rude rats and dangerous buses! But then, brave Yetta saves a small green bird from a sneaky cat, and his friends, the wild parrots of Brooklyn, are very grateful. Has beautiful Yetta found her new home?