Daniel Pinkwater has written about one hundred books, many of them good. Lizard Music was almost the first one he wrote, and remains his personal favorite. It is entirely his own work, and the story that it was discovered as a manuscript inserted in a bale of banana leaves, probably to increase the weight, is merely legend, and without foundation in fact.
On his own for the summer, Victor is free to drink all the grape soda he wants, eat anchovy pizza, and stay up late watching TV. But what can explain the Lizard big band that’s being broadcast after the late-late movie? “Pinkwater is the uniquest. And so are his books. Each uniquer than the last … A delight in oddness. A magic that’s not like anyone else’s.” —Neil Gaiman