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Paul Fleischman

Autor(a) de Seedfolks

50+ Works 13,498 Membros 695 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Paul Fleischman was born in Monterey, California on September 5, 1952. His father is fellow children's author, Sid Fleischman. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for two years, from 1970 to 1972. He dropped out to go on a cross-country train/bicycle trip and along the way took mostrar mais care of a 200-year-old house in New Hampshire. He eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Mexico in 1977. Fleischman has written over 25 books for children and young adults including award winners such as Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, Newberry Medal in 1989; Graven Images, Newberry Honor; Bull Run, Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; Breakout, Finalist for the National Book Award in 2003; Saturnalia, Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Honor. He has also garnered numerous awards and recognitions from the American Library Association, School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and NCTE. He founded the grammar watchdog groups ColonWatch and The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to English. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Paul Fleischman

Seedfolks (1997) 2,227 exemplares
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (1988) 2,035 exemplares
Weslandia (1999) 1,330 exemplares
Bull Run (1993) 1,256 exemplares
Whirligig (1998) 1,050 exemplares
The Matchbox Diary (2013) 426 exemplares
The Borning Room (1991) 375 exemplares
Sidewalk Circus (2004) 360 exemplares
Graven Images (1982) 359 exemplares
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices (1985) 334 exemplares
Time Train (1991) 306 exemplares
Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices (2000) 268 exemplares
Seek (2001) 240 exemplares
Dateline: Troy (1996) 224 exemplares
The Dunderheads (2009) 205 exemplares
The Animal Hedge (1983) 176 exemplares
Path of the Pale Horse (1983) 174 exemplares
The Half-a-Moon Inn (1980) 165 exemplares
Saturnalia (1976) 164 exemplares
Fireflies (2005) 128 exemplares
Breakout (2003) 114 exemplares
Mind's Eye (Laurel-Leaf Books) (1999) 107 exemplares
A Fate Totally Worse Than Death (1995) 105 exemplares
Zap: A Play (2005) 89 exemplares
Lost! A Story in String (2000) 85 exemplares
The Dunderheads Behind Bars (2012) 67 exemplares
The Birthday Tree (1979) 63 exemplares
Townsend's warbler (1992) 46 exemplares
Shadow Play: Story (1990) 39 exemplares
Finzel the Farsighted (1983) 25 exemplares
Rondo in C (1988) 22 exemplares
Raising Readers: A Collection of Stories from Maine (2005) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Rear-View Mirrors (1986) 15 exemplares
Joyful Noise/I am Phoenix (2001) 14 exemplares
Coming and Going Men: Four Tales (1985) 13 exemplares
City circus (2004) 7 exemplares
Cannibal In The Mirror (2000) 7 exemplares
Un soplo de vida (1999) 1 exemplar
He Walked Among Us 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This is less a novel and more a chorus of voices each shedding light on an aspect of the Civil War during the lead up to the first Battle of Bull Run. Memorable voices include Shem, who joins the Confederate cavalry just because he wants a horse, and Lilly, whose brother runs away to join the Union army. This didn't come together in a very satisfying way for me, but it is definitely useful in sparking a discussion about what the Civil War meant to people who were alive at the time. (Hint: Many of them did not really care about whether slavery remained legal.) It's also a quick read, and I'll forgive a lot for a book that doesn't take forever to get through.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 28 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
An outcast boy named Wesley spends his summer vacation creating his own civilization in his backyard by cultivating an amazing plant that meets all his needs. In the end, he wins the respect and admiration of his peers.
LibrarianDest | 48 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
The ancient Egyptians believed nature could heal and it really does. I truly believe in the power of seeds to bring us together and to soothe the soul.

Inspired by this idea and community urban gardens (and community theater), Paul Fleischman penned the book Seed folk. . It's about a very diverse neighborhood coming together in the making of a community garden. Which is such a lovely idea. Overall, the intent and the message of the book are positive. And I like the idea that this book could be translated easily into a stage play.

However, some of the characters are a bit one-dimensional and the book is dated in its use of language that today would be regarded as racist. Additionally, I often thought, as I read this, that Paul actually has a very negative view of inner city life. That probably isn't the case. It just reads like the work of a white guy.

I think the intention and the message of Seedfolks is something pure and positive (folks of different backgrounds co-existing and mingling through the growth of a community garden in the inner city) but I found the execution to be dated and a bit questionable.
… (mais)
ryantlaferney87 | 156 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
1989 Newbery Medal
LisaCook14 | 91 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |



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