Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose by William Kennedy
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A talented circus moose kept in chains, a magic necktie, a dastardly villain, and fish sticks singing in barbershop harmony . . . Welcome to the extraordinary world of Charlie Malarkey, where anything can happen (and usually does). From a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and his son, a rollicking tale of intrigue, adventure, and musical mayhem. Watercolor illustrations.
 

About William Kennedy

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William Kennedy worked as a journalist on newspapers and magazines before he began a career as a novelist. Kennedy's novels, which are all centered around his home city of Albany, New York, include The Ink Truck, Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Quinn's Book, Very Old Bones, and The Flaming Corsage. Kennedy's celebrated 1983 novel, Ironweed, has won great acclaim over the years, and has earned a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a PEN-Faulkner Award. In addition to writing novels, Kennedy co-authored the screenplay for The Cotton Club with Francis Coppola in 1984 and wrote the screenplay for Ironweed in 1987. Kennedy and his son, Brendan, co-authored two children's books, Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine and Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose. William Kennedy is the founder and director of the New York State Writers Institute, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a onetime editor of the San Juan Star and a former writing teacher at Cornell University. He is now a professor in the English department of the University at Albany. S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Another offbeat tall tale from the authors of Charlie Malarkey and the Belly-Button Machine (1990);

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The acclaimed novelist and his son follow up their Charlie Malarkey and the Belly-Button Machine with an ""amiable"" but ""occasionally strained"" story, said PW, which praised the ""exceptionally dynamic"" illustrations.

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William Kennedy ( Ironweed ) and son Brendan Kennedy follow up their Charlie Malarkey and the Belly-Button Machine with this effort, which, though amiable, is lengthy for a picture book and occasionally strained in its tone.

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