Daniel appeared today on The Bob Edwards Show to discuss two books, new and old, about crows.
From reader Michael Ash:
“For the past four summers, accomplished
amateur filmmaker Tom Barker has led a group of roughly twelve children, now aged 7 to 13, on a weeklong exploration of the art of filmmaking, from flipbooks and stop-action animation through storyboarding and acting to green screens and special effects.
This summer the older children (the “Green Team“) made a film adaption of their favorite novel, The Neddiad. Producer Tom (a.k.a. Grandpa Tom) was charmed by Ned’s reminiscences from the late 40′s and early 50′s and a chance to put his model trains in a movie. I’m one of the parents and grew up on Aldine Street, around 300m from Nettelhorst School, and my grandmother lived at 433 West Roscoe St. So the book holds special resonances for many of us.”
Have a look at the finished product right here.
For years, beloved (there’s that word!) children’s book illustrator and writer Daniel Pinkwater has been a welcome voice in the public radio world, sharing his musings and observations on NPR’s All Things Considered and making Scott Simon — and listeners — laugh on Weekend Edition Saturday. Having Daniel on the show has been something I’ve wanted to do for some time (I think I’ve purchased about 50 copies of his 1977 book The Big Orange Splot) and his most recent book, Mrs. Noodlekugel (Candlewick Press), gave me the perfect opportunity. Daniel will join us from time to time to share essays on his life in New York’s Hudson River Valley and recommend some of his favorite, albeit sometimes out-of-print children’s books … but what is the internet for but to track down old books? We are delighted to have him aboard.
— Cristy Meiners, producer
More info at The Bob Edwards Show