Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LIZARD MUSIC by Daniel Pinkwater

It's official: LIZARD MUSIC by Daniel Pinkwater is once again available in bookstores, in a gorgeous hardcover edition from New York Review Books Childen's Classics collection. I am extremely proud of this book.  (It was a childhood favorite of mine, and now I am the agent for it. Crazy!)  This really is a true classic, and I am over the moon that NYRB did such a phenomenal job bringing it back.

Make me happy and feed your brain something weird and special and magic. GO BUY IT.

Lizard Music is. . . funny, properly paranoid, shot through with bad puns and sweet absurdities, and all about a baffled kid intent on tracking reality (as slippery as lizards) in a media-spooked milieu.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Wildly imaginative. . . . This is a natural high.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A writer for smart kids. . . . Pinkwater writes for, and about, people who are not ashamed to look at life a little differently.” —Kathy Ceceri,

“I do believe that Daniel Pinkwater is my favorite writer, living or dead.” —Cory Doctorow

“Pinkwater is the uniquest. And so are his books. Each uniquer than the last . . . A delight in oddness. A magic that's not like anyone else's.” —Neil Gaiman

Buy the book at Oblong Books.

Buy the book at Powells.

Buy the book at B&N.

Buy the books directly from NYRB.