Emily Wean

October 21, 2002

Post #1556 – 20021021

Hey Mr. Pinkwater!

This is Emily Wean from Boston, Massachusetts. I’m 10 years old and in 5th grade. I am one of your greatest fans. I’ve been enjoying your books since before I could read. One of the stories that I just finished today of yours was The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror. My dad and I together are reading Alan Mendelsohn the Boy From Mars. We have noticed (or actually my dad has noticed) that in both of those books, the towns have to do with pigs (in Alan Mendelsohn, it is Hogboro.) Is there a special connection between those two towns, or do you have any other books that have towns that have pigish things in their names?

Now, MY question was this: I have your book of four novels with the foreword by Scott Simon. I think it says the date that the WHOLE book was published, but I don’t know about the four books not put together. I actually am only wondering about three of them, because I haven’t read the second one yet. If you could tell me what the dates are of Borgel, The Worms of Kukulima, and The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, that would be really cool.



Daniel replies:

Clue: A poem about Chicago by Carl Sandburg. Dates: I don't actually remember, and I am too lazy to look them up. They were all written before 1990, I know that for sure. Maybe Ed knows.

Yup, try here. -- Ed.