Lizard Music

Lizard Music

Book - 2011
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When left to take care of himself, a young boy becomes involved with a community of intelligent lizards who tell him of a little known invasion from outer space.
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, 2011
Copyright Date: ©1976
ISBN: 9781590173879
Characteristics: 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jan 02, 2018

This is one of my favorite books ever !!
I have given it as a gift too many people - adults as well as kids.
Pinkwater is an artist in every cell of his body.
He has a wonderful sense of the absurdities in life.
K. Issaeff

Mark_Daly Jun 06, 2013

A classic summer read, and a treasure trove of soul-nourishing imagery. Rich and strange, haunting and hilarious.


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Jul 03, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12


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Jul 03, 2014

Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his older sister shirking her babysitting duties, Victor has plenty of time to indulge himself and to try a few things he’s been curious about. Exploring the nearby city of Hogboro, he runs into a curious character known as the Chicken Man (a reference to his companion, an intelligent hen named Claudia who lives under his hat). The Chicken Man speaks brilliant nonsense, but he seems to be hip to the lizard musicians (real lizards, not men in lizard suits) who’ve begun appearing on Victor’s television after the broadcast of the late-late movie. Are the lizards from outer space? From “other space”? Together Victor and the Chicken Man, guided by the able Claudia, journey to the lizards’ floating island, a strange and fantastic place that operates with an inspired logic of its own.


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