Kris Spoor

March 22, 2020

Hello from New Middle Earland

Hello Mr Pinkwater,

I first discovered your book The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror when I was 10 years old, in the bottom, dusty shelf of my school’s library in Manila. It was the only book of yours in our library and I may have borrowed it at least 5 times throughout my years there. One of the regrets I have in my life is not stealing it from the school library before I graduated.

Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I love your books and what a joy it is to introduce it to my own child (aged 8). She’s finally old enough to understand the jokes and references, although saying that, living in Christchurch, New Zealand is probably diametrically opposite to life in Hoboken. (We don’t have access to proper Hot & Spicy Oil.)

We’re almost done with Borgel and just because I need to ask a question, do you have a recommendation on what to read aloud next? I’m thinking the first Snark Out Boys. I don’t think my 8 year old can handle Young Adult Novel just yet.

Daniel replies:

You may take your pick...I've written quite a few books, and I am proud to say that only a few of them stink. Are you aware that there are a number of audio books available for free download here on this very website:  ? Unfortunately they are read by some mumbling bum with a Chicago accent, but not much else is wrong with them.