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Sinbad and Me

(Steve Forrester #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  23 reviews
As Steve, our hero, says, "Everyone wants to know how I did it." What Steven and Sinbad, his English bulldog, did was to disrupt the peace and harmony of Hampton, Long Island; unravel an unsolved 18th century mystery; outwit some mysterious underworld characters; find the secret of the River Queen, a gambling ship sunk in 1920; and unscramble the cipher in the cave and the ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1967 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book...

This modest, unassuming mass market paperback book...

This most fabulous of a memorable read...

A holy grail of a book, being sadly and unfathomably, out of print for o' so many years...

This is THE book I have read and reread the most times in my life.

This is the first book in a trilogy WHICH I ONLY RECENTLY ASCERTAINED by Kin Platt.

It is a FABULOUS mystery, a treasure hunt, a wealth of information on architecture, a collection of puzzles (is that a part of 'Mystery'?) that ultimately
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, thoughtful mystery about a young man and his pet bulldog who stumble upon someone terrorizing an old shopkeeper and a hidden treasure. The boy is smarter than he thinks he is and Sinbad, his dog, truly is man's best friend.

Sadly this series is out of print and *paperback* copies can go for upwards of $50 or more.
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Out of print but if you can find a copy this has to be the greatest book written for a ten to thirteen year old. Fantastic.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read about 40 yrs ago and only remember that it was GREAT!
Enough to recall the author's name.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this as a kid. I considered it a magical book.
Craig Pittman
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
A childhood fave that I read over and over again -- but when I tried to find a copy a few years ago so my kids could read it, this classic turned out to be out of print. Fortunately some smart person finally made it available again in a print-to-order version.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that the editing on this edition wsa somewhat slapdash and there were several spots where the words were wrong. In other words, they passed muster with spellcheck but they were not the right words in t
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-classic
This book has remained one of my favorites since I first read it decades ago. It is an adventure/mystery novel, but it has a lot more than that going on in it as the main characters Steve Forrester and his bulldog Sinbad work to discover the answers to many interlinked mysterious events both past and present in his home town.

The mystery at the heart of the story has a variety of puzzles that Steve must figure out. There's a lot of information in the book that, while essential to the story, is st
James Lyon
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of the top-ten books I have ever read in my life. Kin Platt has that rare gift of being able to guide an adult reader through what is ostensibly a YA book without insulting the reader's intelligence, while at the same time challenging the reader with a ripping good yarn and a great detective mystery. I'm amazed this was never made into a movie, and that it has not been republished. If Hollywood were smart, they'd buy the film rights and get moving on this right away. This ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animal-stories
I read this when I was 12 (now 62). Never forgot it. Best book ever
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My friend Shaunne Kelly gave me this book for my 12th birthday. It is my favorite book.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jf-mystery, jf-dogs
This was one of the first books I had ever purchased for myself, at a school book fair. I remember that I loved the book, although the details of the plot have long since faded.
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this one summer when I was around 10, most memorable book from that time.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This book was written for older children and was recommended by a friend. It was an enjoyable read and kept my interest. While I rarely read children or young adult fare, I'm glad I took the time to read this one. This is the story of a young boy and his dog seeking a treasure reputed to be hidden in a local cave that is accessible only by boat. A pirate from the 18th century is purported to have stashed his treasure in this watery cave and our protagonist, Steve Forrester, has uncovered some cl ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who is Sinbad and who is Me? This book has mysteries and many cliff hangers, that make you want to read more. This book has many twists and turns, Sinbad and Me by Kim Platt it is funny and a good one to read. This is a very funny book and can leave the reader laughing. Sinbad will push you out of the way to go and get loves from his favorite person, like he did to Mrs. Teska. This was a realistic book and described everything in detail, it also had real places in it. One real place is where Mr. ...more
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Other than picture books, I remember reading the Hardy Boys books, but they were hardly great pieces of literature. The first book I remember reading and thinking “Wow!’ was this book by Kin Platt. Platt started as a comic book writer, wrote comedy for George Burns and Jack Benny, wrote for cartoons and did a series of books for young readers.

Sinbad and me follows a young man and his bulldog Sinbad as they solve a number of mysteries and puzzles. I highly recommend this book and wanted to buy it
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kirk Lewis
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read this book and handful of times since finding it in a library back in the 80s. It is my favorite book from my childhood. ...more
Oct 18, 2009 rated it liked it
One of those weird books that suddenly popped into my head even though I read it around 33 years ago and I've barely thought of it since then. Hm. All I remember is that it had a character named Herky Krakower -- who was supposed to be a genius with some sort of physical disability -- and a bulldog named Sinbad. That, and a scene where the main character thinks some golf shoes are a bomb and throws them in water, thus ruining the golf shoes and having to pay to replace them.

Must be the extra caf
Helen Dunn
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have been trying to get my hands on this out of print book for years and I finally found it for $35 dollars at Amazon so I bought it. After 30 years I would finally have a chance to re-read it and I really, really wanted to love it, but I didn't.

It starts out funny and interesting but then it just gets bogged down in too many puzzles that are never really solved and too much information about architecture that is critical to the plot but hard to remember. I'm 41 and struggled so I can't imagin
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have two rather battered paperback copies of this book. One is my original that I got when I was a kid and the other was one purchased on books that I thought was a hardback, but wound up being a paperback. Loved this book as a kid because BULLDOG - I had one as a "nanny" as an infant/toddler and then later in life. ...more
Joe Johnston
Apr 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Read this in 6th grade. Loved it then.
Melissa Morris
Sep 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was my first big chapter book back when I was 9 or 10 because I had a brindle bulldog at the time. I loved the code breaking and the treasure hunt. Wish I could find this for my son.
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Kin Platt (1911–2003) was the author of the perennially popular I Can Read Book Big Max, as well as several outstanding young-adult novels and the Max Roper mystery series for adults. Mr. Platt was also a noted cartoonist.

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