Daniel Manus Pinkwater Borgel

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Melvin recounts his extraordinary adventures in time and space with his 111-year-old sort of great-Uncle Borgel

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Fat men from space, Uncle Borgel, The Magic Moscow restaurant and a host of colorful episodes will delight listeners. Daniel Pinkwater's collections of family stories and fanciful tales are science fiction, storytelling and satire. Pinkwater's wry, laconic style matched with his sharp wit and descriptive prose attracts a loyal audience. Pinkwater's NPR commentaries are loved already, and these stories offer more. These programs can be savored in large or small doses. What is your Pinkwater quota? R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Grade 5-8--Borgel is something of a junior Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Crown, 1980) . One day an old man with 32 black valises shows up on Melvin's doorstep, claiming to to be a relative from the "Old Country." He also says that he is 111 years old. His name is Borgel, and he takes Melvin and the family dog, Fafner, on a trip in his 1937 car into the far reaches of time and through space, which is like an elliptically shaped bagel with poppy seeds. There they meet an Anthropoid Bloboform who runs a cosmic root-beer stand and a Grivnizold who has disguised himself as a human. Their trip in time and space turns into a quest for the great Popsicle, which leads to a trip to the far side of Hell, approached, of course, from Good Intentions Boulevard. The zany tongue-in-cheek humor that typifies Pinkwater's books abounds here. Plot and characterization take a backseat to a strange and constant outpouring of comic occurrences. The improbable and the hilariously absurd occur on almost every page. Such nonstop nuttiness will not appeal to a wide audience, but fans of this particular brand of deadpan humor will delight in Pinkwater's latest offering. --Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
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