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  • Title: The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
  • Author: Daniel Pinkwater Calef Brown
  • ISBN: 9780618594443
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization By Daniel Pinkwater Calef Brown The old powers try to come back, and the planet is plunged into chaos, and civilization is destroyed, and it gets all violent and evile old legends tell that a herowith the sacred turtle, alwaysLos Angeles, California.Neddie Wentworthstein is the guy with the turtle.Sandor Eucalyptus is the guy with the jellybean.Sholmos Bunyip wants the turtled he ll stopThe old powers try to come back, and the planet is plunged into chaos, and civilization is destroyed, and it gets all violent and evile old legends tell that a herowith the sacred turtle, alwaysLos Angeles, California.Neddie Wentworthstein is the guy with the turtle.Sandor Eucalyptus is the guy with the jellybean.Sholmos Bunyip wants the turtled he ll stop at nothing to get it.This is the story of how Neddie, three good friends, a shaman, a ghost, and a little maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world.
    Daniel Pinkwater Calef Brown
    Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children s books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio He attended Bard College Well known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for recent works that task has passed to his wife Jill Pinkwater.

    The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization By Daniel Pinkwater Calef Brown


    One of the things I really like about Pinkwater s books is that they lack an urgent plot you never end up worrying too much about things working out, or the kid being in Mortal Peril Instead you can enjoy the quirky details What stands out about this book to me is that this non urgency is brought to the foreground The main character is entrusted with the care of a stone turtle that has been passed from shaman to shaman for a long time The shaman that gives him the turtle is constantly reinforcin [...]

    Daniel Pinkwater is my favourite author He s a hilarious genius As I m reading his books, I laugh at how randomly bizarre things appear but he has a purpose for everything He even manages to carry some of that bizarreness, be it people, places or things throughout his other books as well Pure genius If you haven t read anything by Pinkwater, DO

    Thomas Ray
    Great attitude Maybe for a 10 year old.

    I was able to conjure Daniel Pinkwater s fabulous voice over the weeks that I read this book aloud to my son a voice like a kind uncle s because I am so familiar with his years of NPR commentaries The book itself is fabulous, and I mean that in both senses of the word Pinkwater is a fabulous fabulist with an intact sense of childhood wonder and an appreciation for wild storytelling He is Donald Barthelme for kids if you are familiar with Barthelme, you may be put in mind of his story, Some of Us [...]

    Buy this book now Buy 6, 1 for you and 5 for your friends It s that good So enjoyable It makes you want to be a kid again

    This was a delightfully silly adventure that made me laugh out loud It sort of felt like I was reading Tom Robbins if Tom Robbins had better plots and wrote for kids There s Melvin the Shaman, who can t keep a secret and loves bowling, several eccentric families the protagonist s father is the owner of a shoelace company and collects the shoelaces of famous people , Billy the Bellhop, a ghost who befriends Neddie and his friends and constantly tries to smell what they re eating, Iggy, the Girl F [...]

    Daniel Pinkwater is a comic genius In this book, Pinkwater takes the epic quest hero s journey fantasy and turns it on its ear It is the early fifties and Neddie Wentworthstein is moving with his family to Los Angeles On the way he meets a shaman named Melvin, who gives him a small stone turtle, telling him not to lose it Neddie, of course, has many adventures and encounters both friends and foes, before he is able to complete his quest I can hardly wait to read the companion book, The Yggyssey, [...]

    I really enjoyed this book, recommended to me by my turtle loving, 9 year old grandson It s unusual for a book aimed at this age group to take place in the 1940 s with references to spam and the unheard of cost of going to the movies But it has adventure, odd characters, mysterious happenings, ghosts and enough silliness to keep you page turning.

    Perfectly strange and charming.

    Heidi Burkhart
    This was a reread for me.Actually, I listened to it on audiobook, read by the author I am a huge fan of all of Pinkwater s books, and this zany tale was great for making me laugh throughout this fantastic book.

    Strange, but entertaining tall tale about a young boy s adventures and the drama surrounding a small stone turtle he is given Chapter 71 quote old as creationTurtle scene at end

    Pam Saunders
    I picked this book up because I liked the cover I am so superficial and it mentioned the main character, Ned, takes a train journey and I love train journeys I am glad I did it as it was a quirky read Ned is blessed with parents who are suitably affluent, but don t flaunt it, eccentric and even fortunately love him with some benign neglect He is thus able to explore, go on an adventure and meet a wide range of characters, maybe just a few too many A couple of times I had that who is this charac [...]

    I always enjoy Pinkwater Cameos by some past characters, a cross country adventure via train and car, shamans, Lovecraftian creatures, tar pits, mammoths, and ghostly friends This one is an interesting ride, and I look forward to reading the Yggyssey next This will go onto the shelf for my kid when he gets a bit older

    Sarah Sammis
    While Pinkwater s book culminates in an epic battle involving a Lovecraftian monster, the La Brea tarpits, the World Turtle, and one very confused and young hero there s this weirdly wonderful deconstruction of an American road narrative pussreboots blog 2017 comm

    I love Daniel Pinkwater s children s books, particularly the Bad Bears titles who can t love two blueberry muffin stealing polar bears called Irving and Muktuk so I was intrigued by this novel length adventure it didn t disappoint This is magically realistic urban fantasy told with Pinkwater s trademark oddness and charm This tale treads some of the same ground as Neil Gaiman s American Gods and even Stephen King s Dark Tower series Pinkwater s sparse prose perfectly captures our young protagoni [...]

    I highly recommend listening to this audiobook in the mornings while you shower It takes a while to finish, but the satisfaction is worth the wait My daughter doesn t like Pinkwater s voice he sounds fat, she says , but I find it rather comforting This is classic absurd Pinkwater a young boy, his family, and their many canaries move from Chicago to Hollywood on a luxury train to pursue a dream of eating at the Brown Derby every day He meets a shaman named Melvin, who gives him a tiny stone turtl [...]

    Kelly Bryson
    This book was amazing and totally deserving of the blurb that Neil Gaiman gave it What Pinkwater does is Magic.On a train trip, Neddie gets separated from his loving and odd family, meets a Navajo Shaman named Melvin and is given a turtle carving He becomes the boy with the turtle, the hero who must save the world Neddie meets new friends like a ghostie bellhop and a lonely actor s son and together they make some mistakes and learn how to keep on keeping on, and possibly save the world You ll ha [...]

    Sarah Sammis
    The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater is the first book of what s now a three book series In my usual fashion of finding the second book first, I actually learned about the series via The Yggssey review coming This time though I learned from experience and found the first book and started from the beginning of the series.Ned, the titular character, is the son of the shoelace king On a whim they decide to move from Chicago to Hollywood They leave by train and that s where the weirdness starts.Ned s jou [...]

    Sarah Souther
    Subtitle How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization.This is a little bit of a roadtrip book, only it s on a train It s a little bit of a friendship story, but the friends range from 10 year olds to a shaman and a swashbuckling movie star It s a little bit of a heroic fantasy, only it s set in Chicago, Los Angeles, and points in between Neddie and his family take the train as they move to LA On the way, he is given a small stone turtle by a Shaman named Melvin A lot of p [...]

    The first half, my preferred half, reads like a travelogue from the 50 s A good one, I mean I ve never read any real travelogues from the 50 s, let alone a bad one, but still It s great The Grand Canyon, traveling to California by train, visiting the La Brea tar pits, eating breakfast at the Rolling Donought, and dinner in a hat all made really vivid and exciting I got total wanderlust Plus smart, witty characters PLUS, it s one of those books with a million super short chapeters, which I love I [...]

    Really great young adult novel We had the added benefit of experiencing this as an audiobook read by the author, which in my view is key to getting the whole experience Pinkwater s delivery has a kind of matter of fact tone that suits his eleven yes I think so year old protagonist and his friends Also, he makes no effort whatever to make up different voices for the different characters, and you have no trouble following along.That s all on the audiobook though If you just read the text you ll st [...]

    Eddie Louise
    Wow Pinkwater is a genius His voice is full of whimsy and wonder I don t believe there was a single page of this book that did not illicit at least one laugh out loud moment most had several Best of all, the comedy is not distracting from a deep sense of magic and meaning to the world This book should be a prescription for people who are suffering from depression it is a formula for engaged, reverent and joyful living.Not only will this book be added to my permanent You Must Read shelf to be loa [...]

    Strange, beautiful and utterly prosaic all at once, The Neddiad is classic Pinkwater I really love his deadpan brevity Pinkwater will flatly state his wonders in two pages Or sometimes two sentences Lesser authors would lavish entire chapters or books on the discovery of a wooly mammoth in Southern California in the 40s Pinkwater says, He was eating some grass This makes everything much funnier and magical and real at the same time.Also, I am loving the Calef Brown illustrations in this editio [...]

    The name says it all this book is strange, magical, hilarious, exciting and fun It s a madcap adventure featuring trains, a magic turtle, a ghost, a bean, the La Brea Tar Pits, a mysterious Shaman, good friends and the ultimate struggle between good and evil I think this is Pinkwater at the height of his powers What I love about this book is that first, it is fun, and second, it deals with the mystical nature of reality in a big hearted, honest, and matter of fact way that is totally refreshing. [...]

    Kate Alleman
    This book is a delightful mix of Indian folklore, Hollywood actors, friendly ghosts, and a few only slighty scary villians The story begins with Neddie and his family moving from Chicago to Hollywood Neddie meets some new friends and is given a stone turtle on the train to Hollywood The turtle is important, but why With the help of some new friends, Neddie get into one heck of an adventure The characters were charming and would fit right into a Wes Anderson film Read a likes The Mysterious Bened [...]

    Patrick McDonald
    This book is misleading It seems very much like an urban fantasy novel In fact, that is probably how I would describe it if asked to do so However, underneath that floaty sort of almost fantasy, this is really just a quirky story about a boy, his friends, and growing up in a place where fact and fiction don t seem so separate It s a great little book that never takes itself too seriously, and I recommend it for kids and people who grew up but wish they hadn t.

    Sadly, this book is not as good as Daniel Pinkwater s The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death which is probably one of my favorite all time YA kids novels, and easily in my top ten favorite of ALL books It IS delightfully weird, though, and completely Pinkwater ian Highly recommended for kids who have a taste for funny, odd, and bizarre novels Also recommended for adults who like funny, odd, and bizarre YA novels.

    Ms. Verbon
    Looking for something a little bit quirky If so, this is the book for you Meet and travel with Neddie across the U.S in an adventure filled with mysticism Pinkwater unusual style is refreshing You feel a comfort and can identify easily with the main character, Neddie It almost reads like a conversation between friends The twist of characters and how he inserts ancient rituals into the plot really draws the reader into this unique story of an exaggerated reality.

    Erin Holman
    This one was good fun so many Easter eggs and possible rabbit holes that I want to read it again and look up every possible reference and allusion I m well over the recommended reading age, so I can only imagine what fun stuff 8 12 year olds would learn by reading it Now I need to read Pinkwater

    Fuzzy Gerdes
    The Neddiad is classic Daniel Pinkwater Ned and his eccentric family move from Chicago to Los Angeles on a whim, encountering a raft of odd characters and foreboding events, culminating in an epic battle, sorta, to save the world.

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