Individual Author Record
Pinkwater's family moved to Chicago when he was two years old. When he was eight, the family moved to Los Angeles. He went back to Chicago as a teenager and graduated from Lake View High School.
Biographical and Professional Information
Daniel Pinkwater is and author, illustrator and radio commentator on National Public Radio. He has presented on NPR's ''All Thing Considered'' and been a book reviewer on NPR's ''Weekend Edition Saturday''. He currently resides in New York.
The Terrible Roar, Knopf, 1970Bear's Picture, Holt, 1972Wizard Crystal, Dodd, 1973Magic Camera, Dodd, 1974Fat Elliot and the Gorilla, Four Winds, 1974Three Big Hogs, Seabury, 1975Blue Moose, Dodd, 1975Around Fred's Bed, Prentice-Hall, 1976Lizard Music, Dodd, 1976The Blue Thing, Prentice-Hall, 1977The Big Orange Splot, Hastings House, 1977Fat Men from Space, Dodd, 1977The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Prentice-Hall, 1977Superpuppy: How to Choose, Raise, and Train the Best Possible Dog for You, Seabury, 1977 - revised edition, Clarion Books, 2002The Last Guru, Dodd, 1978Return of the Moose, Dodd, 1979Pickle Creature, Four Winds, 1979Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars, Dutton, 1979Yobgorgle: Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario, Clarion, 1979 - revised edition, Bantam, 1981Java Jack, Crowell, 1980The Wuggie Norple Story, Four Winds, 1980The Magic Moscow, Four Winds, 1980Tooth-Gnasher Superflash, Four Winds, 1981Attila the Pun: A Magic Moscow Book, Four Winds, 1981The Worms of Kukumlima, Dutton, 1981Slaves of Spiegel: A Magic Moscow Story, Four Winds, 1982Young Adult Novel, Crowell, 1982Roger's Umbrella, Dutton, 1982The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Lothrop, 1982I Was a Second Grade Werewolf, Dutton, 1983Ducks!, Little, Brown, 1984Devil in the Drain, Dutton, 1984The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, Lothrop, 1984Jolly Roger: A Dog of Hoboken, Lothrop, 1985Young Adults, Tor, 1985The Moosepire, Little, Brown, 1986The Muffin Fiend, Lothrop, 1986The Frankenbagel Monster, Dutton, 1986Aunt Lulu, Macmillan, 1988Guys from Space, Macmillan, 1989Uncle Melvin, Macmillan, 1989Borgel, Macmillan, 1990Doodle Flute, Macmillan, 1991Wempires, Macmillan, 1991The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon, Macmillan, 1992Author's Day, Macmillan, 1993Blue Moose and Return of the Moose, Bullseye Books, 1993Spaceburger: A Kevin Spoon and Mason Mintz Story, Macmillan, 1993Ned Feldman: Space Pirate, Macmillan, 1994The Afterlife Diet, Random House, 1995Mush: A Dog from Space, Atheneum, 1995Wallpaper from Space, Atheneum, 1996Goose Night, Random House, 1996Magic Goose, Scholastic, 1997Second Grade Ape, Scholastic, 1997At the Hotel Larry, Marshall Cavendish, 1998Bongo Larry, Marshall Cavendish, 1998The Education of Robert Nifkin, Farrar, Straus, 1998Rainy Morning, Atheneum, 1998Wolf Christmas, Marshall Cavendish, 1998Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes, Scholastic, 1998Young Larry, Marshall Cavendish, 1998Ice Cream Larry, Marshall Cavendish, 1999Big Bob and the Winter Holiday Potato, Scholastic, 1999Big Bob and the Halloween Potatoes, Scholastic, 1999Big Bob and the Magic Valentine's Day Potato, Scholastic, 1999The Lunchroom of Doom, Atheneum, 2000The Magic Pretzel, Atheneum, 2000Fat Camp Commandos, Scholastic, 2001Cone Kong: The Scary Ice Cream Giant, Scholastic, 2001The Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula, Atheneum, 2001The Werewolf Club Meets the Hound of the Basketballs, Atheneum, 2001Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears, Houghton Mifflin, 2001Uncle Boris in the Yukon and Other Shaggy Dog Stories, Simon & Schuster, 2001The Werewolf Club Meets Oliver Twit, Antheneum, 2002Fat Camp Commandos Go West, Scholastic, 2002Mush's Jazz Adventure, Aladdin, 2002The Picture of Morty and Ray, HarperCollins, 2003Bad Bears in the Big City, Houghton Mifflin, 2003Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story, HarperCollins, 2004Bad Bears and a Bunny, Houghton Mifflin, 2005The Artsy Smartsy Club, HarperCollins, 2005Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken, Feiwel & Friends, 2010Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, HMH Books, 2011Bear in Love, Candlewick, 2012Bushman Lives, HMH Books , 2012Sleepover Larry, Two Lions, 2013
Titles At Your Library
Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken
Feiwel & Friends. 2010
Yetta, beautiful Yetta, manages to escape from the butcher's shop. But now she is lost in Brooklyn―a strange place filled with rude rats and dangerous buses!
But then, brave Yetta saves a small green bird from a sneaky cat, and his friends, the wild parrots of Brooklyn, are very grateful.
¡Muchas gracias, gallina hermosa!
¡mooCHAS grahSEEas, gahYEEna ehrMOsa!
Thank you very much, beautiful chicken!
Has beautiful Yetta found her new home?
Inspired by real events, this multilingual story is a witty, warm, and wonderful read-aloud for any age.
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
HMH Books for Young Readers. 2011
Big Audrey is a girl . . .
with cat’s whiskers . . .
and sort of cat’s eyes.
But, is there an other cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl?
Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy and Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy Wig, in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon Brando across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York, city of mystery. She finds she has questions needing answers—and a bit of inter-plane-of-existence traveling to do.
Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag off on an incredibly strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger.
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: 5/2/2011
- Pages: 288
- Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Bear in Love
Could the bear have a secret friend? Who is leaving him surprises? The ever-lovable Daniel Pinkwater spins a funny and sweetly offbeat story.
One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Did someone leave it for him? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses and finding that extra-special someone.
HMH Books for Young Readers. 2012
“What Pinkwater does is magic, and I’m grateful for it.” --Neil Gaiman (about The Neddiad)
Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers, he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to the high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? It’s a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the streets late at night, including the Chicken Man and Molly the dwerg. While reading this hilarious young adult novel (with illustrations by Calef Brown!) teens will ask themselves, “Why am I reading this?” and “Is Harold about to embark on a voyage of great adventure?” He is.
Two Lions. 2013
Larry is a polar bear with style. He likes blueberry muffins, enjoys dancing ballet, and takes pride in his job as a lifeguard. He lives with the Frobisher family in the hotel that they named after him. One day, Larry invites his bear friends from the zoo for a sleepover. That’s when all the fun begins! Jill Pinkwater’s pen-and-ink and colored-marker illustrations capture Larry’s appealing character as he and his friends have the best sleepover ever.
*American Library Association Notable Book for ''Lizard Music'', 1976
*New York Times Outstanding Book for ''The Last Guru'', 1978
*Children's Choice, International Reading Association/Children's Book Council for ''The Wuggie *Norple Daniel Pinkwater Story'', 1981
*Parents' Choice Award (literature) for ''Roger's Umbrella'', 1982
*Emphasis on Reading Award (grades K-1) for ''The Big Orange Splot'', 1983-84
*Charles Flint Kellogg Medal, Bard College, 1999.