When his parents go out of town, Victor indulges in his usual favorites—pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies at midnight, and the evening news. He finally has time to try a few things he’s been curious about, too. Victor explores the nearby city of Hogboro, where he meets the Chicken Man, who speaks brilliant nonsense. Together, Victor and the Chicken Man journey to the strange and fantastic island of the lizard musicians.
Suggested Retail: $$9.99 For Ages: Children 10-14 years old nyrb.com
Nappa Awards Winner 2017