This book is full of a wonderful, dry humor and a strong absurdist sensibility. Harold wanders around Chicago running into one bizarre character after another. They're not entirely realistic but they are highly entertaining and they teach him real lessons.
I'd give this to fans of comedy and art who are willing to suspend disbelief.
Bushman Lives! By Daniel Pinkwater
7th - 8th Grade
Tags: Humor, Historical Fiction, Summer Vacation