Jill Pinkwater

Daniel and Jill Pinkwater are my idols. Their collaborations (he writes, she illustrates) have produced some of the weirdest, funniest little kids’ books on the planet (including The Hoboken Chicken Emergency and The Big Orange Splot), he writes the occaisional awesome essay for NPR, and she is the author of my favorite teen girl book of all time, the dazzlingly weird and wonderful Buffalo Brenda.


Libraries or online. Alas, my beloved Buffalo Brenda has gone out of print (as have many of their books for younger kids). Should Wordcandy ever have the power to reprint books, Buffalo Brenda is first on the list.

Other Recommendations:
The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, by Norton Juster (for fans of their books for younger kids)

Sorcery and Cecelia, by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia C. Wrede (for fans of Buffalo Brenda)

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Posted by: Julia


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