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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 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)
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The Whipping Boy 6,346 copies, 113 reviews
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Jim Ugly 519 copies, 5 reviews
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story 374 copies, 6 reviews
Bandit's Moon 330 copies, 3 reviews
McBroom's Ghost 324 copies, 3 reviews
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk (Author) 266 copies, 15 reviews
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun 238 copies, 5 reviews
McBroom Tells a Lie 218 copies, 2 reviews
McBroom's Zoo 210 copies, 2 reviews
The Midnight Horse 203 copies, 2 reviews
McBroom Tells the Truth 194 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Mysterious & Company 189 copies, 1 review
McBroom's Ear 149 copies, 1 review
Humbug Mountain 136 copies, 1 review
Jingo Django 111 copies, 1 review
The Dream Stealer 98 copies, 6 reviews
The White Elephant 93 copies, 2 reviews
McBroom and the Beanstalk 91 copies, 1 review
The Scarebird 74 copies, 1 review
Bo & Mzzz Mad 72 copies, 1 review
Disappearing Act 72 copies, 4 reviews
A Carnival of Animals 28 copies, 1 review
The Hey Hey Man 19 copies
Blood Alley 10 copies
Look Behind You, Lady 10 copies, 1 review
The Venetian Blonde 6 copies, 1 review
Danger in Paradise 6 copies, 1 review
Shanghai Flame 6 copies, 1 review
Malay Woman 4 copies
Yellowleg 1 copy
Fulingen 1 copy
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