Synopses & Reviews
When Nick moved from the leafy suburbs to muggy, urban Hoboken and his bike was stolen, he wasn't pleased.
Then he found a place where he could listen to pirate radio, friends with a stack of Classics Comics, newspaper reports about a kid named Arthur Bobowicz and a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta, the secret entrance to Sibyl's Cave, and much, much more, all of it practically true.
Get an ice-cold Dr. Pedwee's grape soda and prepare to enjoy this Pinkwater Special, complete with saucy dialogue, snarky wordplay, more than a few red herrings, and one bowl of disgusting oyster stew.
“Nick and his pals get lots of urban experiences of the decidedly antic kind.” Time Out New York Kids
“Daniel Pinkwater is the czar of zany.” ALA Booklist
“Pinkwaters quirky humor and imaginative plot will keep kids reading.” Indianapolis Star
In this hilarious follow-up to "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency," it's the hottest summer in 120 years. A newly relocated Nick Itch and his friends, Bruno Ugg and Loretta Fischetti, set out to find the legendary Arthur Bobowicz and his 266-pound chicken, Henrietta. Illustrations.
About the Author
magazine has described the elusive author as "one part Marx brother and one part cracked social satirist, with a particle of werewolf thrown in." The Car Talk
guys say, "Pinkwater is nuts."
He resides with his wife, the brilliant artist Jill Pinkwater, in a posh spot in upstate New York. Perhaps in mind of such classics as Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy From Mars; The Big Orange Splot; and The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, The Washington Post Book Worlddeclared, "Any book by Daniel Pinkwater is bound to be a treat."