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Sid Fleischman (1920–2010)

Autor(a) de The Whipping Boy

101+ Works 17,628 Membros 277 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Sid Fleischman was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 16, 1920 but grew up in San Diego, California. He loved all things magical and toured professionally as a magician until the beginning of World War II. During the war, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and afterwards, he graduated from San mostrar mais Diego State University in 1949. After graduation, he worked as a reporter with the San Diego Daily Journal. After the paper folded in 1950, he started writing fiction. He tried his hand at children's books because his own children often wondered what their father did. To show them how he created stories, he wrote them a book. He wrote more than 50 fiction and nonfiction works during his lifetime including The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life; Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; The Thirteenth Floor; and The Ghost in the Noonday Sun. His book, The Whipping Boy, won the Newberry Award in 1987. He is the father of Newbery Medal winning writer and poet Paul Fleischman; they are the only father and son to receive Newbery awards. He also wrote screenplays including Lafayette Escadrille, Blood Alley, and The Whipping Boy. He died from cancer on March 17, 2010 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy (1986) 7,840 exemplares
By the Great Horn Spoon! (1963) 1,921 exemplares
Jim Ugly (2003) 636 exemplares
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story (1995) 442 exemplares
Bandit's Moon (1998) 409 exemplares
McBroom's Ghost (1971) 384 exemplares
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk (2008) — Autor — 285 exemplares
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1965) 277 exemplares
McBroom Tells a Lie (1766) 255 exemplares
McBroom's Zoo (1971) 250 exemplares
The Midnight Horse (1990) 245 exemplares
McBroom Tells the Truth (1966) 236 exemplares
Mr. Mysterious & Company (1962) 207 exemplares
The Ghost on Saturday Night (1974) 195 exemplares
Chancy and the Grand Rascal (1966) 177 exemplares
McBroom's Ear (1968) 170 exemplares
Humbug Mountain (1978) 156 exemplares
McBroom the Rainmaker (1973) 140 exemplares
Jingo Django (1971) 136 exemplares
The Dream Stealer (2009) 130 exemplares
McBroom and the Beanstalk (1800) 108 exemplares
The White Elephant (2006) — Autor — 107 exemplares
McBroom and the Big Wind (1967) 105 exemplares
Bo & Mzzz Mad (2001) 87 exemplares
The Scarebird (1656) 83 exemplares
Disappearing Act (2003) 80 exemplares
McBroom and the Great Race (1980) 51 exemplares
A Carnival of Animals (2000) 33 exemplares
The Hey Hey Man (1979) 19 exemplares
McBroom's Almanac (1984) 18 exemplares
Kate's Secret Riddle Book (1977) 12 exemplares
Look Behind You, Lady (1952) 10 exemplares
Blood Alley (1777) 10 exemplares
The Charlatan's Handbook (1993) 9 exemplares
The Venetian Blonde (1963) 7 exemplares
Case of Flying Clock (1981) 7 exemplares
Danger in Paradise (1953) 6 exemplares
Shanghai Flame (1951) 6 exemplares
The wooden cat man (1972) 4 exemplares
Malay Woman (1954) 4 exemplares
Counterspy Express (1954) 3 exemplares
SACO DE PANCADAS , O (1997) 3 exemplares
The Man on the Moon-eyed Horse (1980) 3 exemplares
Longbeard the wizard (1970) 3 exemplares
The Sun Worshippers / Yellowleg (2012) 2 exemplares
Der Schatz in Mexiko. 2 exemplares
Gardez-vous à gauche ! (1965) 2 exemplares
La montaña farsante (1988) 2 exemplares
The Deadly Companions 2 exemplares
SANS ATOUTS (SERIE NOIRE 1) (1965) 1 exemplar
Yellowleg 1 exemplar
La alfombra persa 1 exemplar
The Biggest Flea 1 exemplar
Story of Ping 1 exemplar
Fulingen (1993) 1 exemplar
Top Secrets 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin [1967 film] (1967) — Original book — 20 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, October 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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I loved other books by this author, but this was underwhelming. I like that it is a short, fun book for younger readers that won a Newbery, but it did not .maintain my interest. That being said, the illustrations were lovely.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 124 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
I loved this charming adventure of the California Gold Rush through the eyes of 12 year old Jack and his butler. They travel the ocean, solve puzzles and use their wits, kindness, an intelligence to get through sticky and dangerous situations. A very fun read with lots of lively history.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 18 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 124 outras críticas | Dec 30, 2023 |
Orphaned and barefoot, Chancy Dundee sets out to track down his brother and sisters -- and quickly finds himself followed by a mysterious stranger with a hawk's feather in his hat. The big man proves to be the grandest rascal on either side of the Mississippi River -- and Chancy's own long-lost Uncle Will. Joining forces to re-unite the family, they run smack into snorting villains, seat-of-the-pants adventure, and laughter by the barrelful.
 
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PlumfieldCH | Dec 21, 2023 |

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Obras
101
Also by
6
Membros
17,628
Popularidade
#1,252
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
277
ISBN
478
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
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