“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.
Praise For Bushman Lives!…
"Pinkwater's talent for odd but unforgettable characters continues apace, and his storytelling ability is legendary."
"Pinkwater's many fans will rejoice."
"Plenty of teens will recognize the issues that Harold confronts—subjectivity of taste, the lure of selling out—as he tries to figure out what art is."
"This is a paean to the transformative power of art, and vintage Pinkwater."
—School Library Journal
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547385396, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
About the Author
Daniel Pinkwater lives with his wife, the illustrator and novelist Jill Pinkwater, and several dogs and cats in a very old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson River Valley.