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Happy birthday, Daniel!

November 15, 2014


Wishing you all the very best of health and happiness!

Happy birthday, Daniel!

November 15, 2013


Typhoon relief efforts – please help

November 10, 2013

Ph_regions_and_provinces[1]Please help contribute to relief efforts in the Philippines. Below are some reputable aid agencies who could use your help in dealing with this unfortunate disaster.

More about glasses

November 7, 2013


Daniel on Superfocus Glasses

November 4, 2013

superfocus glasses

A house inspired by “The Big Orange Splot”

October 30, 2013

From Beth Spencer:

Here is a link to a recent newspaper article that mentions The Big Orange Splot. I only wish that the writer had mentioned the author of this book, Daniel Manus Pinkwater.


Another item that the article does not mention is that each attendee of the Saturday night reception received a copy of The Big Orange Splot. This was the architect’s idea. He loves the book!

Special on “Mrs. Noodlekugel”

June 13, 2013

From Jennifer Laughran:

For the next week or so, there’s a $3.99 kindle promo for the first MRS NOODLEKUGEL book – this is Pinkwater for little kids, featuring magical mice and talking cats, and is adorable.



CarTalk, Chinese food, and Neil Gaiman, oh my!

April 4, 2013
  • DP’s third new CarTalk commentary, Horsepower, is now online. Check it out at the CarTalk website.
  • What happens when you mix Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and Chinese food? Find out!

Pinkwater and surrealism

September 23, 2012

I grew up with the work of Daniel Pinkwater. A copy of Lizard Music (1976) somehow or other appeared in our house when I was quite young– I say appeared because I don’t remember buying it, I don’t remember being given it, and no one else remembers anything about it either– and ever since then every so often I go on a Pinkwater reread in which I dive through whatever selection of his sixty to eighty books for children and young adults I can get my hands on.

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Film version of “The Neddiad”

August 5, 2012

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.