Meguey Baker

February 7, 2011

Post #2683 – 20110207

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

My husband and our three sons (ages 14, 10, and 5) so enjoyed reading Borgel recently that when my husband finished reading the book aloud, the boys begged him to start over again at the beginning. What a wonderful book. We have had lots of fascinating esoteric and silly conversations spin out from the evening’s chapter. Our youngest has listened to Frankenbagel, Wempires, and Woogie Norple almost daily for the last month. He’s drawn lots of illustrations to go along with Borgel and the rest.

I understand that the big ‘Four Novels’ book was a result of taking back publishing control of your work. As an independent publisher myself, I say bravo to that, especially when it keeps such exceptional books in print. Thanks for all the stories, may there be many more.

Daniel replies:

It took maybe 10 years to presuade publishers to bring out 5 NOVELS and 4 FANTASTIC NOVELS. They said things like ""That sounds hard to do,"" and ""We have never done that before,"" and ""I don't understand, you want us to publish a big cheap paperback with lots of novels in it? Why?"" I wonder if your kids would like THE NEDDIAD.