5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy From Mars; Slaves of Spiegel; The Last Guru; The Snarkout Boys; The Avocado of Death

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5 Novels -

Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars

Slaves of Spiegel

The Last Guru

Young Adult Novel

The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death

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Overview

5 Novels -

Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars

Slaves of Spiegel

The Last Guru

Young Adult Novel

The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death

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"Here, in an appropriately fat trade paperback...is a collection of the Master's greatest works: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars; Slaves of Spiegel; The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death; The Last Guru; and Young Adult Novel. . .Daniel Pinkwater is so obviously the funniest writer of children's books that he should be made a Living National Treasure." —The Washington Post Book World
Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
Five classic Daniel Pinkwater young adult novels are featured in this new collection of his work. The longest and most interesting selection is his 1979 novel "Alan Mendelson, the Boy from Mars" which describes the involvement of troubled teenager Leonard with some truly "foreign" people in New York. Leonard, along with his new best friend, Alan, enter a fascinating book store and wind up communicating with bizarre people from different worlds, and solve a baffling intergalactic mystery. Another novel included is "Slaves of Spiegel" which describes the intergalactic cooking contest held at the great fair in Spiegel. One of the kidnapped contestants is a teenage worker at The Magic Moscow, a restaurant in Hoboken, who writes about his experiences in the form of a journal. Each novel in the collection combines humor, science fiction, and young adult protagonists in unusual situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374423292
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 9/30/1997
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 859,497
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.71 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Pinkwater is the author and sometimes illustrator of more than 80 (and counting) wildly popular books. These books include Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken, The Yggyssey, Lizard Music and Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl. He is also an occasional commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and appears regularly on Weekend Edition Saturday, where he reviews exceptional kids' books with host Scott Simon. Daniel also contributes to Wondertime, and has in the past been spotted on the pages of The New York Times Magazine, OMNI, and many other fine publications. In collaboration with Tony Auth, Daniel wrote an unfortunately short-lived comic strip, NORB, which was critically acclaimed by Jules Feiffer and Chaim Potok, and no one else. (It was really good, though.) Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Pinkwater grew up in Memphis, Chicago and Los Angeles, and studied art at Bard College. He lives in New York.

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