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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 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) — biography from Seedfolks… (more)
Seedfolks 2,129 copies, 156 reviews
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices 1,987 copies, 91 reviews
Weslandia 1,247 copies, 47 reviews
Bull Run 1,173 copies, 27 reviews
Whirligig 1,014 copies, 36 reviews
The Matchbox Diary 386 copies, 34 reviews
The Borning Room 366 copies, 5 reviews
Sidewalk Circus 350 copies, 36 reviews
Graven Images 344 copies, 2 reviews
Time Train 292 copies, 13 reviews
Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices 262 copies, 5 reviews
Seek 233 copies, 7 reviews
Dateline: Troy 214 copies, 5 reviews
A Newbery Halloween (Contributor) 394 copies, 3 reviews
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (Contributor) 87 copies, 5 reviews
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