Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy


  • Newbery(1987)

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born: 3/16/1920
died: 03/17/2010
born as: Albert Sidney Fleischman

Newbery Award-winning children's book author who earlier in his career wrote mysteries and screenplays. As a youth he taught himself sleight of hand and when he was 19 he compiled a handbook of magic tricks. His son Paul also won the Newbery Award (for Joyful Noise) - thus far they are the only father and son to both win the award.