Review. Five Novels, by Daniel Pinkwater.
Not much needs to be said about Slaves of Spiegel, Young Adult Novel, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars, and The Last Guru, because you can say it like this: "Daniel Pinkwater writes Tim Robbins novels for kids."
I wish I'd known about this guy when I was that age. It might have made things a lot easier to bear. Speaking of bears, I think Justin would like these.