April 1, 2001

Post #1308 – 20010401

Dear Mr. Pinkwater, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your books, I am a sixth grader in Mc Near Elementary in Petuluma, California. I was sick of reading all of the depressing children’s books that are basically the only kids books today.

Then while browsing for a more upbeat book at my local book store I saw one of my favorite teacher’s, my 5th grade teacher. I asked her for the names of some good books. She is also a big fan of yours and recommended Lizard Music. I loved it and asked her for another one of your books, she gave me your book of 5 novels. I first read The Snarkout Boys and The Avocado of Death. I really enjoyed it and my question is are there more Snarkout Boys and what are the names and how can I find them? I also love how the Chicken man always appears. I am now reading Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy From Mars and I also like it a lot.

Your are one of my favorite writers ever and you write funny, entreating, and unique books, so thankyou for that.

Your fan,


Daniel replies:

That makes you one of my favorite readers ever. There would be far less point to it if it weren't for you and the other 999 neat people.

Dylan -- Make sure to check out ""The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror,"" which is long out of print but can be found in ""4 Fantastic Novels."" --Ed