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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Daniel Manus Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, Daniel M Pinkwater, D Manus Pinkwater

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Born: 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee


Illinois Connection

Pinkwater's family moved to Chicago when he was two years old. When he was eight, the family moved to Los Angeles. He moved 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *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.