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The author of the book: Sid Fleischman
Date of issue: April 23rd 1998
ISBN 13: 9780688158552
Format files: PDF
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The author’s purpose in The Abracadabra Kid by Sid Fleishman is to show Sid Fleishman’s early life experiences. One can learn a great deal if they stop, listen, and think about what is happening around themselves. If one does not limit themselves, but instead strives for more than what is required, they will be successful. Sid Fleishman stops and thinks about being a magician and then ponders about how he project his talents into writing. He does not limit himself as a magician, he instead pursues writing and becomes successful. This book is an autobiography about Sid Fleishman’s early years in life as a magician and an author. This book shows the events made Sid Fleishman the person and author he is today.
I think this is a good book but it was not the book for me. One way this book was ok was at the beginning of each chapter there was a quote of something Sid Fleishman said or got a question about in his early years of life, “If that McBroom story is true, I’m stupid,” (41). The Mcbroom story is a story Sid Fleishman had previously wrote about a young man who cleverly creates a great profit from and unfair deal. I like this because it shows us more about what Sid Fleishman thought in his early years and it adds funniness to the story. Another way it was a good book was it showed how if you work hard enough you can succeed and be successful is illustrated when Sid Fleishman thinks, “I sent the second novel, a Max Brindle sequel, to Phoenix Press and again was offered a $150 advance against the royalties it would surly earn”(123). Sid Fleishman had been working hard and because of it he gained a $150 raise on his first offer. I did not like this book because of its lack of action. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to be a writer, likes books without much action, or someone who likes to see someones life change before their eyes. If you only like books with action and that are fast passed this is not the book for you.
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Read information about the authorAs 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 with cancer on March 17, 2010, the day after his ninetieth birthday.
He was the father of Newbery Medal winning writer and poet Paul Fleischman, author of Joyful Noise; they are the only father and son to receive Newbery awards.
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