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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
January 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
853.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Poltersliced ,

Reliving childhood

I first read this book when I was much, much younger, and I had forgotten everything except the fact that this kid loved Walter Cronkite.

Picking it up years later, I can totally relate to the kid understanding things intuitively. This is going to stick with me for a while.

Fun, quick read.

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