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What are Pinkwater's novels like? Imagine the wondrous science fiction classic A Wrinkle in Time without the heavy cosmos stuff--and seventy times funnier. (In Borgel, for example, 111-year-old Uncle Borgel compares the concept of time to a map of the state of New Jersey and describes space as "sort of like a bagel, but an elliptical one, with poppy seeds.") His fast-paced and funny adventure stories are philosophical and moral, though undercut with such delightfully irreverent goofiness that they never lose their buoyancy, not for a second. Pinkwater reaches out to the kids all over the planet who feel like "the boy from Mars," and shows them that everything is not only going to be just fine, but that life is pretty darn magical. (Ages 9 to 109) --Karin Snelson
Good reading all around. Favorite underground author for kids. More people need to read him.Published 23 days ago by J. Steinmeier
I purchased one copy of this book and it had printing errors on multiple pages. (the page was not centered so it cut off the top of the page and the right hand side) Even the... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Anonymous
The imagination of Daniel Pinkwater is fantastic fun. These may be for children, but as an over 50 person, I find them wildly entertaining. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by reader
And Yobgorgle might be the second-best ever.
Surrealism for kids. Cool. Suitable for adults, as well.
Read them now.
I purchased this book for my son in July with the intention of his reading it on our long vacation. He totally ignored the book while driving to and from Texas, which upset me. Read morePublished on January 13, 2010 by Patty MB
This 'book' was simply amazing, Pinkwater has opened my eyes to a whole new plane of existance.Published on June 12, 2008 by Livia Mccartney
Daniel Pinkwater is a riot! We got Borgel through a fluke of fate and we were ever so greatful! This man has a wacky sense of humor and is a great read for all those who have the... Read morePublished on January 8, 2008 by Mother of Three
Borgel is one of my favorite books of pinkwaters.It's imagination in book form. you never know whats going to happen next. amazing and fun is my review for the book borgel.Published on November 25, 2004