Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Skinny Chancy and his newly found friend, the great rascal, enjoy humorous escapades as they travel by their wits up and across the Midwest in search of Chancy's family. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Searching for his orphaned brother and sisters, Ohio farm boy Chancy Dundee is reunited with his long-lost Uncle Will, the fastest-talking rascal of the American Midwest during the 1870s. Reissue. PW. NYT.
Über den Autor:
Newbery Award-winning author of The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman is surprised that he grew up to be a writer. "I had a childhood much like everyone else's," he writes in his newly published autobiography, The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. "What went wrong?"
But his childhood was not so typical after all. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up in San Diego during the Great Depression and decided in the fifth grade to become a magician. Just out of high school, he traveled widely in vaudeville and with a midnight ghost-and-goblin show. "I was on the way to becoming a writer. I just didn't know it."
After wartime service with the U.S. Naval Reserve, he finished college and worked as a reporter on the San Diego Daily Journal. When the paper folded in 1950, he turned to fiction writing. One of Fleischman's novels was bought for a major motion picture, and he was offered a contract to write the screenplay.
"My young children led me into writing children's books. They didn't understand what I did for a living. Other fathers, they learned, left home in the morning and returned at the end of the day. I was always around the house. I decided to clear up the mystery and wrote a book just for them." Today he divides his time between writing films and children's books.
Fleischman says that when he knew very little about writing, he wrote very fast. Now it takes him longer: three months to a year to complete a short book, and sometimes much longer if he can't figure out how to get his characters out of the jams he has put them in. "I write my books in the dark. I don't like to know what's going to happen next until I get there. It sustains my interest. I'm anxious to get to my desk each morning to find out what is going to happen."
Fleischman finds ideas lurking everywhere. His novel The Thirteenth Floor began with the superstition that there is something evil and magical in the number thirteen. The Ghost in the Noonday Sun arose from the folk belief that anyone born at the stroke of midnight has the power to see ghosts. The problem for the writer, he says, is not so much in finding an idea as in figuring out what to do with it. That may take years.
As a children's book author Sid Fleischman feels 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 more than 35 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 writes his books at a huge table cluttered with projects: story ideas, library books, research, letters, notes, pens, pencils, and a computer. He lives in an old-fashioned, two-story house full of creaks and character, and enjoys hearing the sound of the nearby Pacific Ocean. He has always lived by the ocean and now lives in Santa Monica, California.
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP70252575
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP7610274
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90026703
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0688149243I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0688149243I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0688149243I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0688149243I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow Books. Buchzustand: Fair. Acceptable condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers N04F-00183
Buchbeschreibung Greenwillow Books. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0688149243. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GHT1844COAF061516H0384
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR007518377