Publishers Weekly has a great new interview with Daniel and illustrator Aaron Renier. The two have collaborated on four books thus far: 2020’s Vampires of Blinsh and Adventures of a Dwergish Girl, and 2022’s Kat Hats and Crazy in Poughkeepsie (both coming soon!).
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From the publisher: “Mick is a good kid, but maybe he can use just a little guidance. But it’s unclear who will be guiding whom, because Mick’s brother came home from Tibet with the self-proclaimed Guru Lumpo Smythe-Finkel and his dog Lhasa―and then promptly settled both of them in Mick’s bedroom.
(The thing about this kind of guru is that he doesn’t seem to know exactly what he’s trying to do. He sure does seem to be hungry, though.)
Anyway, Mick agrees to something like a quest, roaming the suburbs with the oddest group of misfits: Lumpo and Lhasa; graffiti-fanatic Verne; and Verne’s unusual friend Molly. Molly is a Dwergish girl―don’t worry if you don’t know what that is yet―and she seems to be going off the rails a bit. But she knows that she is definitely not Verne’s girlfriend.
Along the way, the gang will get invited to a rollicking ghost party, consult a very strange little king, and actually discover the truth about Heaven. Or a version of the truth anyway, because in a Daniel Pinkwater tale, the truth is never the slightest bit like what you’re expecting.”
Don’t forget to check out this new picture book, now available at fine book retailers!
Now available! More info from the publisher, Tachyon Publications.
Reader Ruth Palileo sent us this great tip.
Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, who produced Lizard Music in 1992, made a tiny clip from the show available on Youtube this week. They are doing trips down memory lane because COVID has shut the theatre down.
In case you needed a little devilry in your day, here’s a recording of Daniel reading the out-of-print and widely-banned DEVIL IN THE DRAIN.
Coming soon! (August 2020)