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Sid Fleishman

  Sid Fleischman was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in California, and that is where he still lives. Sid never planned on being a writer. As a boy, he thought that all writers were dead, and he certainly did not want to be that. 
  So he decided to be a magician. He was a good one, too, but eventually, he got a job at a newspaper, and he discovered that he loved to tell stories. For nearly fifty years, he has been writing books and screen plays for television.
  In 1987, Sid won the Newbery Award for The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman


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