Lizard Music

Lizard Music

Daniel Pinkwater

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1590173872

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


BY THE AUTHOR OF
The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad, and 
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his older sister shirking her babysitting duties, Victor has plenty of time to indulge himself and to try a few things he’s been curious about. Exploring the nearby city of Hogboro, he runs into a curious character known as the Chicken Man (a reference to his companion, an intelligent hen named Claudia who lives under his hat). The Chicken Man speaks brilliant nonsense, but he seems to be hip to the lizard musicians (real lizards, not men in lizard suits) who’ve begun appearing on Victor’s television after the broadcast of the late-late movie. Are the lizards from outer space? From “other space”? Together Victor and the Chicken Man, guided by the able Claudia, journey to the lizards’ floating island, a strange and fantastic place that operates with an inspired logic of its own.

 

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this mean that you’re ready to start out?” “Start out? Where to?” I asked. “To find the lizards,” Charlie said. “How much will it cost?” I asked. I was pretty sure that the explanations had gone about as far as they were going to go. “Two-fifty per day—you bring your own lunch,” Charlie said. “Let’s go,” I said. Charlie looked at his watch. “It’s almost five o’clock. Claudia and I have a show to do on the Clark Street bus. I’ll meet you in the A.M. at Shane Fergussen’s candy store,” Charlie

especially likes it when Shane Fergussen makes chocolate sodas for Claudia.” Charlie whispered to me, “They’ve been watching us while we’re watching them. Their television must work differently.” “How rude of me not to introduce myself,” the lizard who had been doing all the talking said. “I am Reynold, and these are my friends, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, Reynold, and Reynold.” “Is everybody here called Reynold?” I asked. “Of course not,”

of the set, like Walter Cronkite’s airliner forced down in the snowfields of Tibet. I was sort of thinking about the airplane, the news had ended, and I wasn’t paying any attention to the ads. A guy dressed up in an apron was in a supermarket telling two ladies how soft this toilet paper was, when a huge gorilla came up behind him and just picked him up and ate him. Like a cookie. Two bites. It all happened so fast that I wasn’t sure if I had really seen it. As I said, I wasn’t really paying

was getting sleepy, and we’d have to continue our talk in the morning. He pushed me out of the big room and closed the door very softly. There really wasn’t any question that Charlie was very fond of Claudia and tried to make her comfortable whenever he could. I went back to my little room and fell asleep with all my clothes on. Chapter 15 “Good morning,” the lizard said. “My name is Reynold.” He wasn’t any of the Reynolds I had met the day before. “I will show you where you can wash.” He took

reaction?” “Well, I’d say, whatever turns them on,” Lawrence Lawrence said. Then Bob Barney stopped a little fat woman with no teeth. Every time she said a swear word, they beeped it out, but you could see her lips moving. “You’re beep right! My beep son’s first wife’s cousin’s boy is a fireman. The way that poor beep has to work—it’s a beep shame. Let the beep city beep beep beep.” In the background, coming up the street, was someone in a rumpled raincoat. He wasn’t coming straight up the

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