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Sid Fleischman (1920–2010)

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy (1986) 7,564 exemplar
By the Great Horn Spoon! (1963) 1,837 exemplar
Jim Ugly (2003) 602 exemplar
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story (1995) 425 exemplar
Bandit's Moon (1998) 385 exemplar
McBroom's Ghost (1971) 372 exemplar
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk (2008) — Författare — 279 exemplar
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1965) 265 exemplar
McBroom Tells a Lie (1766) 248 exemplar
McBroom's Zoo (1971) 243 exemplar
The Midnight Horse (1990) 229 exemplar
McBroom Tells the Truth (1966) 228 exemplar
Mr. Mysterious & Company (1962) 203 exemplar
The Ghost on Saturday Night (1974) 184 exemplar
McBroom's Ear (1968) 165 exemplar
Chancy and the Grand Rascal (1966) 162 exemplar
Humbug Mountain (1978) 150 exemplar
McBroom the Rainmaker (1973) 137 exemplar
Jingo Django (1971) 129 exemplar
The Dream Stealer (2009) 118 exemplar
McBroom and the Beanstalk (1800) 109 exemplar
The White Elephant (2006) 103 exemplar
McBroom and the Big Wind (1967) 103 exemplar
The Scarebird (1656) 83 exemplar
Bo & Mzzz Mad (2001) 81 exemplar
Disappearing Act (2003) 77 exemplar
McBroom and the Great Race (1980) 50 exemplar
A Carnival of Animals (2000) 30 exemplar
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin [1967 film] (2009) — Original Book; Författare — 19 exemplar
The Hey Hey Man (1979) 19 exemplar
McBroom's Almanac (1984) 16 exemplar
Blood Alley (1777) 10 exemplar
Look Behind You, Lady (1952) 10 exemplar
Kate's Secret Riddle Book (1977) 10 exemplar
The Charlatan's Handbook (1993) 9 exemplar
The Venetian Blonde (1963) 6 exemplar
Shanghai Flame (1951) 6 exemplar
Danger in Paradise (1953) 6 exemplar
Case of Flying Clock (1981) 6 exemplar
Malay Woman (1954) 4 exemplar
The wooden cat man (1972) 4 exemplar
SACO DE PANCADAS , O (1997) 3 exemplar
Counterspy Express (1954) 3 exemplar
Longbeard the wizard (1970) 3 exemplar
Gardez-vous à gauche ! (1965) 1 exemplar
La alfombra persa 1 exemplar
Yellowleg 1 exemplar
Story of Ping 1 exemplar
The Biggest Flea 1 exemplar
La montaña farsante (1988) 1 exemplar
Top Secrets 1 exemplar
Fulingen (1993) 1 exemplar

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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, October 1977 (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar


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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.
PlumfieldCH | 120 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |
Month of January 2022: Young Reader’s Classics

(8-12 years, grade 3-7)
Originally published in 1963. Gave to my Hodge grandsons.

Super cute adventure novel, especially for young boys, that takes place in 1949 during the California gold rush. Jack and his two sisters live with their Aunt Arabella on account of their parent’s dying of cholera. She’s about to lose the house, so Jack decides to help. He heads out, with the family butler, Praiseworthy, on the vessel, Lady Wilma, to San Francisco by way of the treacherous Cape Horn.

Half the book is about Jack and Praiseworthy’s adventures out at sea. The other half is on their gold digging adventures as they earn the respect of the other miners and earn the nicknames Jamoka Jack and Bullwhip.

A very nostalgic read because it reads just as if you were watching one of those great oldie, but goodie, Disney movies back in the day.


“The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin” (1967), an American Western comedy produced by Disney, starring Roddy McDowall, Susanne Pleshette, Hermiine Baddeley and Karl Malden
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MissysBookshelf | 16 andra recensioner | Aug 27, 2023 |
In this McBroom tall tale, Josh McBroom tells yet another story about life on the farm, this time detailing their experiences with prairie winds so strong that they broke his leg. Includes a jump-rope skipping bear and migrating rabbits.
smichaelwilson | Aug 4, 2023 |
A didactic fable-like story about a boy named Jemmy who's whipped in place of Prince Brat (what everyone calls him, I'm not sure we are told his real name) whenever the spoiled prince pulls pranks or acts out. When the prince decides he's had enough and leaves the palace, he brings Jemmy along with them and the two of them fall in with outlaws. The outlaws can't quite believe that the prince is really who he says he is, so they treat Jemmy as the prince instead. Will the boys band together or will Jemmy make a break for it?

Meh. The story was pretty bland, predictable and well, kinda dumb. I listened with half an ear to the narration, and that wasn't a great production either. Spike McClure does a reasonable job of all the voices, but he sounds very much like an old man trying to sound like a boy, I could hear the effort of the narration (breathing or swallows, perhaps), and the thing that sticks with me most is that he pronounced the voiceless "w". I didn't hate it, but I'll probably forget most of it by the end of the month.
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bell7 | 120 andra recensioner | Jun 19, 2023 |



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