Friday, April 13, 2007

The Neddiad

My review of The Neddiad is now available in April's issue of The Edge of the Forest.

Here's a sneak peek:

Pinkwater, Daniel. 2007. The Neddiad.

This is the story of how Neddie, three good friends, a shaman, a ghost, and a little maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world.

In Daniel Pinkwater’s latest novel, The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went To Hollywood, And Saved Civilization, we meet a young hero seeking a life of adventure. He didn’t start out a hero. And he wasn’t born into a great adventure, but by the time we’re through--his mission will be accomplished.
Meet Neddie. He was just your ‘average’ boy born in obscurity in Chicago. But all that changes when his father announces the family is moving to Los Angeles.
“You might think that a kid suddenly taken away from the only home he had ever lived in, his friends, his neighborhood, his school, would be a little sad, or worried, or have some kind of regret. I didn’t. I didn’t at all. And this was not because I wasn’t happy where I was. I was very happy..."

Did you know that you can read the first thirty-nine chapters of The Neddiad online? Daniel Pinkwater is doing an online serialization of his novel, adding one chapter each week. Visit the links below to find out more.


SilberBook-Blog said...

As a HUGE Pinkwater fan I can't wait to get my hands on this one - I heard him read some aloud on NPR and his voice is like warm cocoa with a pinch of schnapps.

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Carl V. Anderson said...

Cool! Didn't realize that Pinkwater had written a new book. I love him.

The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death is one of my favorite books from when I was young. I picked up a copy several years ago and read it to my daughter only to discover that it holds up great and is one of my favorite YA books still!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been meaning to read this author for a while, thank you for the link!