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"No author has ever captured the great fun of being weird, growing up as a happy mutant, unfettered by convention, as well as Pinkwater has. When I was a kid, Pinkwater novels like Lizard Music...made me intensely proud to be a little off-center and weird — they taught me to woo the muse of the odd and made me the happy adult I am today. The NYRB edition of Lizard Music is a beautiful... hardcover, a testament to Pinkwater's influence on generations of readers. It's one of those books that, in the right hands at the right time, can change your life for the better and forever." —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
“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, Wired.com
“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
Daniel Pinkwater has written about one hundred books, many of them good. Lizard Music was almost the first one he wrote, and remains his personal favorite. It is entirely his own work, and the story that it was discovered as a manuscript inserted in a bale of banana leaves, probably to increase the weight, is merely legend, and without foundation in fact.
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Not my favorite Danial Pinkwater preteen novel. The lead in is as good as his best. The payoff was something of a let-down. Read more
This book is my favorite book that I have on my kindle! It's a little bit strange,but it's still an awesome book!Published 8 months ago by Delpinneaple
Just had to order this because I remembered reading and loving this book as a kid!Published 11 months ago by Danielle Leisten
This was the first Daniel Pinkwater book my boy had read. He LOVED it......has read it twice and will do so again.
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This book, though written for a young audience, was just FUN to read!Published 15 months ago by Elizabeth James
Reread after over 30 years. Quite a pleasure to find it held up perfectly well.
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I read this book many years ago and always remembered it very fondly. I decided to re-read when I recommended it to my son. I must say it's just as good as I remembered.Published 19 months ago by J. Marston
This is a very nice production of one of the most iconic books ever written for young people. If you are not familiar with this book, BUY IT! If you are, try it again. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard Spafford