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Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World Hardcover – 15 Jun 2010
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"Engaging." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for Escape!:"[Fleischman's] rendering of the great Houdini is full-bodied and fresh, exuberant yet probing, meticulous and, yes, magical." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"A feat that's pure magic." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for The Trouble Begins at 8:"Highly enjoyable . . . No worthier Twain bio will cross a child's path than this feisty tale." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sets a standard few can meet: it is top-notch entertainment. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Escape!: [Fleischman s] rendering of the great Houdini is full-bodied and fresh, exuberant yet probing, meticulous and, yes, magical. --San Francisco Chronicle
Praise for The Trouble Begins at 8: Highly enjoyable . . . No worthier Twain bio will cross a child s path than this feisty tale. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Will appeal to fans of movie history and surely inspire readers to seek out Chaplin s films. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
Fleischman does the story of Houdini justice with an accessible, witty, and fascinating ride that is sure to draw in the skeptical and the admiring alike. --Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books (starred review)
A solid success. --Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books
About the Author
Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.
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