4 Jan

Weird, slightly off-balance, and odd come to mind.


In a nut-shell: Victor, a home-alone boy, ventures out to a nearby town, sees real lizards who play musical instruments, and meets Charlie the Chicken Man, who goes by other names depending on mood. Charlie has a hen named Claudia. Claudia lives on Charlie’s head under his hat. Charlie or whatever his nom du jour is, speaks nonsense and shows up when least expected. Together, Victor and Charlie, guided by the formidable Claudia, go in search of the lizards.

This is a good book for the intelligent pre-teen who lives life slightly off kilter. I found myself smiling throughout the pages of this smartly written story.


Original publication 1976
Reprint: Soft cover 136 pages
Bantam Doubleday Dell
A Yearling Book 1996
YA – Science Fiction Fantasy


One Response to “LIZARD MUSIC”

  1. Silvia Thomson January 4, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

    Sounds good to me (: i might have to read this one

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