Bushman Lives!

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 247 pages
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“What Pinkwater does is magic, and I’m grateful for it.” --Neil Gaiman (about The Neddiad)

Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers, he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to the high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? It’s a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the streets late at night, including the Chicken Man and Molly the dwerg. While reading this hilarious young adult novel (with illustrations by Calef Brown!) teens will ask themselves, “Why am I reading this?” and “Is Harold about to embark on a voyage of great adventure?” He is.


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Why do I keep reading Pinkwater? I do love the Larry picture-books. And I feel the brilliance of the chapter books and novels. But I don't actually *enjoy* them. I just can't dial into the quirkiness ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

I don't know why I thought this was a middle grade novel. There's nothing risque in it or anything but it definitely doesn't have a middle grade feel. The ending was also a little kooky and abrupt feeling. Read full review


1 A Goon in My Room
2 Breakfast with the Knishkes
3 A Tutor Who Tooted the Flute
4 Ars Longa Vita Brevis
5 Walking Home
6 Fame Game
7 Bughouse Square
8 Heiss Hunden
43 Street People
44 At Home with the Hugebees
45 Geetss Dreams
46 Youve Heard of Adolf Hitler I Suppose
47 We Make a Deal
48 On a Wall
49 I Get the Idea
50 Golyats Story

9 Old Town
10 Its Not Alive
11 Drawing from Life
12 Ugly Mug
13 I Am Surprised
14 A Little Night Reading
15 In the Rwenzoris
16 Harp Music
17 Redacted
18 On the Bus
19 Non Sibi Sed Patriae
20 The Ballad of Harold Knishke
21 Ol Haro Knshkkgg
22 Artistic District
23 Street People
24 How I Was Doing
25 Art Mystery
26 So Here I Was
27 Its a Great Lake if You Dont Weaken
28 Zion
29 On the Rocks
30 Walking and Talking
31 Here?
32 Victor
33 Black Panthers
34 Wise Woman
35 Lizardlips
36 Turning Nocturnal
37 Wake Up This Is Important
38 Bignoses
39 See You Around
40 Whats a Dwerg?
41 Painting with Troika
42 I Buy Some Colors
51 Ghost Army
52 Creeping Shrub
53 Captain Shmendy
54 She Knows Things
55 He Bends Spoons
56 When Your Friend Is Nuts
57 Just As Crazy
58 Lake Scouts
59 An Ancient Tribe
60 One Potato Two Potato
61 A Clean Girl
62 I Meet a Third
63 Its a Date
64 Minimonoism
65 Meet the Boss
66 The Art Business
67 Late Movie
68 Three Dimensions
69 What Is It?
70 A Week of Sculpting
71 So How Is It Done?
72 Did You Get One?
73 Just a Beatnik
74 Look
75 Lets Go
76 Nosy Parker
77 Its in the Water
78 Aboard
79 A Calm Lake and a Prosperous Voyage
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People who own radios may know the much-revered author Daniel Pinkwater ( The Neddiad, The Ygyssey, and Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl ) as a National Public Radio commentator. He lives with his wife, Jill Pinkwater, in an old farmhouse in New York's Hudson River Valley. Take a trip to Pinkwater's cyber-oeuvre at www.pinkwater.com .

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