Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? Itâ™s a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the streets late at night, including the Chicken Man and Molly the dwerg. While reading this hilarious middle grade novel (with illustrations by Calef Brown!) teens will ask themselves, âŒWhy am I reading this?â#157; and âŒIs Harold about to embark on a voyage of great adventure?â#157; He is.