August 19, 1998

Post #730 – 19980819

Hello. I have just read some books you wrote, Alan Mendelsohn the Boy from Mars, The Education of Robert Nifkin, two Snarkout Boys. They all seem to be in the same genre, with a certain kind of protagonist. Did you or anyone else write similar books with a female protagonist? What? Thank you for answering my question.

Daniel replies:

What is Rat, in the Snarkout books, but a female protagonist? I've written some books for younger kids with strong female characters, (Mush, A Dog from Space; and the yet-to-be-published Potato Kids books). And Jill Pinkwater has written a number of novels like Buffalo Brenda. Hope this is of interest.