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The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There

09/15/13

  03:34:00 am by dkarlin, Categories: Book
The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts,  Found Out Where They Went, and Went There

Link: https://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/results?query=title%3AThe+Yggyssey&fg%3Aformat_filters=&qtype=title&locg=142&_adv=1&page=0&sort=

A sequel to critically acclaimed THE NEDDIAD told from the point of view of Ned's friend, Iggy

La Brea Woman is missing. Valentino, too. The ghosts of Los Angeles are disappearing right and left!

Iggy Birnbaum is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter what Neddie Wentworthstein and Seamus Finn say.

There’s just the little matter of traveling to another plane of existence, first…and then, of course, not pissing off a witch once she gets there.

From L.A. to Old New Hackensack, fans of The Neddiad will be delighted to join up with Iggy, Neddie, Seamus, and the usual apparitional entourage for another weird and wonderful adventure by Daniel Pinkwater. As Neil Gaiman said about the first book: "it's funny and tender and strange and impossible to describe. What Pinkwater does is magic and I'm grateful for it."

THE IGGYSSEY is vintage Pinkwater: laugh out loud funny, incredible characters, dialogue, humor. And like THE NEDDIAD, this book is illustrated throughout by Calef Brown.

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Comment from: Samuel Posner [Visitor]
Samuel Posner

This book! WOW,WOW,WOW! I think The Yggyssey should win The Massachusetts Children’s book award because it is witty, silly and DOWNRIGHT HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!! My favorite part of this book is when the traveling trio of Los Angeles meets the Hoopies. I think Daniel Pinkwater did a beautiful rendition of a creative and wonderful mind by taking us readers on a roller coaster of laughs and impossible thoughts like New Yap Yap City. I thank you so much Daniel Pinkwater!

10/25/13 @ 14:29
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