Josh Lurie

January 1, 1997

Post #681 – 19970101

My name is Josh Lurie and I have read many of your books. I am doing a report for school on The Hoboken Chicken Emergency. I would like to know if you have ever received a Newberry Award for any of your writings.

I have a question: in the Snarkout Boys and the Avacado of Death did Walter ever get caught snarking out to the movies or to Ed and Fred’s Red-Hots? Were the hot dogs at Ed and Fred’s really twice as big as regular hot dogs, and was it just the light making them as red as they were?

Thank You very much.

Josh Lurie

P.S.: I also liked Lizard Music, and Fat Men from Space. I look forward to your next books, and hope you will write more about lizards or fat men.

Daniel replies:

What a fantastic coincidence. There's another kid named Josh who read the same books you did!

No, I never received a Newbery prize. They only give those to serious writers. An early novel, Lizard Music, was a sort of second runner-up, but that was before I stopped being serious.