Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish chicken, is back in a heartwarming Hannukah story in which she finds a cold and hungry kitten. This multilingual story, which includes both Yiddish and Spanish translations and pronunciation guides, is a clever introduction to the celebration of Hannukah and a welcome read-aloud for any age.
Welcome to the home of all things Pinkwater!
From The Jewish Daily Forward:
Daniel Pinkwater, 72, is a onetime Fumetti model, an art therapy school dropout, a former Zen Buddhist, a former cult member, a former NPR commentator, a former sculptor, the alleged destructor of Harvey Kurtzman’s Help! Magazine, a gentleman farmer, a decent chess player, a bad minder of friends’ girlfriends, a surrealist, a bohemian, and an old schoolmate of Errol Flynn’s son. He looks like a bald Allan Sherman, if that means anything to you. (It doesn’t mean much to him. “I do remember Alan Sherman. Mildly amusing,” he told me.) His father was a Jewish gangster from Warsaw, about his mother he has mostly bad things to say, his wife Jill Pinkwater is a writer, and he has the greatest radio voice you’ve ever heard, Carl Kasell included.
Daniel has recently been reading some of his classic dog essays on SiriusXM’s The Bob Edwards Show. Want to read the text or hear them again? You’ve got options!
- You can listen to excerpts from the show on SoundCloud.
- You can read the essays in one of Daniel’s collections: “Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, or “Uncle Boris in the Yukon: and other shaggy dog stories.
- Visit the Pinkwater Store, where you can purchase a CD or digital download of his classic dog essays.
Now back in e-print — Superpuppy, Daniel and Jill’s classic guide to raising the perfect pooch for you and your loved ones. Click the cover for more info!
We are very happy to announce that a brand new selection of Jill Pinkwater’s wonderful novels are now available as eBooks through amazon.com! Click the covers to purchase or find more information.
Well, for starters, last week we aired a never-before-heard and previously unpublished story by Daniel, called “Kat Hats.” You should listen to it. Also, we’ve started serializing “Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl,” Daniel’s recent novel about Big Audrey, a lovely gal from another plane of existence who just happens to have whiskers.
Need I say more?
I’ve disabled commenting on all pages other than the Talk to DP Forum. While I originally meant the commenting system to be used for generating discussion amongst readers, it was being used more often for sending messages to Daniel Pinkwater. Just to reiterate, kindly use the Talk to DP Forum if you’d like to send the big cheese a message.
From Daniel’s agent, Jennifer Laughran:
I’m delighted to announce that a whole bunch of Daniel Pinkwater books that have never before been digitized are now available in DRM-free electron versions for reading on your magical device. No more will you be forced to suffer the indignity of touching paper to get your Pinkwater fix!
In alphabetical order — choose your favorites (or heck, buy them all for the low-low price of $2.99 each, I mean really, what a bargain):