Bushman Lives! by Daniel Pinkwater

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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.

This ebook includes a sample chapter of ADVENTURES OF A CAT-WHISKERED GIRL.


About Daniel Pinkwater

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Daniel Pinkwater is the author of Mrs. Noodlekugel and many other books for children. Not all of his friends are human beings (the species to which Daniel Pinkwater belongs). He knows that friendship can be sweet and crunchy, even when the friend is quite different from oneself. Daniel Pinkwater lives in New York State.Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated dozens of books, including Don't Slam the Door! by Dori Chaconas, Baby Dragon by Amy Ehrlich, This Little Piggy by Jane Yolen, and Kiss the Cow! by Phyllis Root. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Published October 9, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this bildungsroman that does double duty as a love letter to Chicago’s artsy past, Harold Knishke has no idea he wants to be an artist until the guy in the army cap in Bughouse Square just asks him.

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One hot summer in Chicago, 17-year-old Harold Knishke heads out for his regular flute lesson and winds up on a meandering, never-dull journey of self-discovery.

Aug 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Bushman Lives!

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Most importantly, he meets Golyat Thornapple, a demented artist who bullies Harold into random acts of loyalty.

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