Sid Fleischman





Sid Fleischman


Born
in Brooklyn, The United States
March 16, 1920

Died
March 17, 2010

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As a children's book author Sid Fleischman felt a special obligation to his readers. "The books we enjoy as children stay with us forever -- they have a special impact. Paragraph after paragraph and page after page, the author must deliver his or her best work." With almost 60 books to his credit, some of which have been made into motion pictures, Sid Fleischman can be assured that his work will make a special impact.

Sid Fleischman wrote his books at a huge table cluttered with projects: story ideas, library books, research, letters, notes, pens, pencils, and a computer. He lived in an old-fashioned, two-story house full of creaks and character, and enjoys hearing the sound of the nearby Pacific Ocean.

Fleischman passed away after a battle
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Average rating: 3.65 · 28,090 ratings · 2,406 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

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The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story

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Jim Ugly

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McBroom Tells the Truth McBroom and the Big Wind McBroom's Ear McBroom's Ghost McBroom's Wonderful One-Acr... McBroom's Zoo McBroom the Rainmaker
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“The books we enjoy as children stay with us forever -- they have a special impact. Paragraph after paragraph and page after page, the author must deliver his or her best work.”
Sid Fleischman

“I remember as a child of eight being told by a young friend that I had killed Christ. That was news to me. It's a common experience for the Jewish young. Should later generations of Germans be burdened with the guilt arising from the profound inhumanity of their ancestors? Revenge may be sweet, but guilt is non-transferable. Still, hatreds survive with the persistence of cockroaches.”
Sid Fleischman, The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

“Joy was not the raw material of humor . . . The dark source was sorrow.”
Sid Fleischman, The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West

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