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(Albert) Sid(ney) (Carl March Fleischman Max Brindle) (1920-) Biography - Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Member, Writings, Adaptations

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Born 1920, in Brooklyn, NY; Education: San Diego State College (now University), B.A., 1949. Hobbies and other interests: Magic, gardening.


Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Writers Guild of America West, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS


Mr. Mysterious & Company, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1962, reprinted, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1997.

By the Great Horn Spoon!, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1963, published as Bullwhip Griffın, Avon (New York, NY), 1967.

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun, illustrated by Warren Chappell, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1965, new edition illustrated by Peter Sis, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1989.

Chancy and the Grand Rascal, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1966, reprinted, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1997.

McBroom Tells the Truth, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Norton (New York, NY), 1966, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1981, new edition illustrated by Amy Wummer, Price Stern Sloan (New York, NY), 1998.

McBroom and the Big Wind, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Norton (New York, NY), 1967, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982.

McBroom's Ear, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Norton (New York, NY), 1969, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982.

Longbeard the Wizard, illustrated by Charles Bragg, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1970.

Jingo Django, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1971, reprinted, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

McBroom's Ghost, illustrated by Robert Frankenberg, Grosset (New York, NY), 1971, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1981, new edition illustrated by Amy Wummer, Price Stern Sloan (New York, NY), 1998.

McBroom's Zoo, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Grosset (New York, NY), 1972, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982.

The Wooden Cat Man, illustrated by Jay Yang, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1972.

McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm (includes McBroom Tells the Truth, McBroom and the Big Wind, and McBroom's Ghost), illustrated by Quentin Blake, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1972, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1992.

McBroom the Rainmaker, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Grosset (New York, NY), 1973, new edition illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982, new edition illustrated by Amy Wummer, Price Stern Sloan (New York, NY), 1999.

The Ghost on Saturday Night, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1974, new edition illustrated by Laura Cornell, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1997.

Mr. Mysterious's Secrets of Magic (nonfiction), illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1975, published as Secrets of Magic, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1976.

McBroom Tells a Lie, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1976, new edition illustrated by Amy Wummer, Price Stern Sloan (New York, NY), 1999.

Here Comes McBroom (includes McBroom Tells a Lie, McBroom the Rainmaker, and McBroom's Zoo), illustrated by Quentin Blake, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1976, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1992.

Kate's Secret Riddle Book, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1977.

Me and the Man on the Moon-Eyed Horse, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1977, published as The Man on the Moon-Eyed Horse, Gollancz (London, England), 1980.

Humbug Mountain, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1978.

Jim Bridger's Alarm Clock and Other Tall Tales, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt, Dutton (New York, NY), 1978.

McBroom and the Beanstalk, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1978.

The Hey Hey Man, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1979.

McBroom and the Great Race, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1980.

The Bloodhound Gang in the Case of the Flying Clock, illustrated by William Harmuth, Random House/ Children's Television Workshop (New York, NY), 1981. The Bloodhound Gang in the Case of the Cackling Ghost, illustrated by Anthony Rao, Random House (New York, NY), 1981.

The Bloodhound Gang in the Case of Princess Tomorrow, illustrated by Bill Morrison, Random House (New York, NY), 1981.

The Bloodhound Gang in the Case of the Secret Message, illustrated by W. Harmuth, Random House (New York, NY), 1981.

The Bloodhound Gang's Secret Code Book, illustrated by Bill Morrison, Random House (New York, NY), 1982.

The Bloodhound Gang in the Case of the 264-Pound Burglar, illustrated by Bill Morrison, Random House (New York, NY), 1982.

McBroom's Almanac, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1984.

The Whipping Boy, illustrated by Peter Sis, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1986, HarperTrophy (New York, NY), 2003.

The Scarebird, illustrated by Peter Sis, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1988.

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun, illustrated by Peter Sis, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1989.

The Midnight Horse, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1990.

Jim Ugly, illustrated by Joseph A. Smith, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1992.

The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story, illustrated by Peter Sis, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1995.

The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life (nonfiction), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1996.

Bandit's Moon, illustrated by Joseph A. Smith, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1998.

A Carnival of Animals, illustrated by Marylin Hafner, Greenwillow Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Bo and Mzzz Mad, Greenwillow Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Disappearing Act, Greenwillow Books (New York, NY), 2003.

The Giant Rat of Sumatra, Greenwillow Books (New York, NY), in press.


NOVELS; FOR ADULTS


The Straw Donkey Case, Phoenix Press (New York, NY), 1948.

Murder's No Accident, Phoenix Press (New York, NY), 1949.

Shanghai Flame, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1951.

Look behind You, Lady, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1952, published as Chinese Crimson, Jenkins (Austin, TX), 1962.

Danger in Paradise, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1953.

Counterspy Express, Ace Books (New York, NY), 1954.

Malay Woman, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1954, published as Malaya Manhunt, Jenkins (Austin, TX), 1965.

Blood Alley, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1955.

Yellowleg, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1960.

The Venetian Blonde, Fawcett Gold Medal (New York, NY), 1963.


SCREENPLAYS


Blood Alley (starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall), Batjac Productions, 1955.

Goodbye, My Lady (based on a novel by James Street), Batjac Productions, 1956.

(With William A. Wellman) Lafayette Escadrille, Warner Brothers, 1958.

The Deadly Companions (based on his novel Yellowleg), Carousel Productions, 1961.

(With Albert Maltz) Scalawag, Byrna Productions, 1973.

(Under pseudonym Max Brindle) The Whipping Boy, Disney, 1994.


OTHER


Between Cocktails, Abbott Magic Company (Colon, MI), 1939.

(Under pseudonym Carl March) Magic Made Easy, Croydon (New York, NY), 1953.

The Charlatan's Handbook, L and L Publishing (Tahoma, CA), 1993.


Contributor to Crosscurrents of Criticism, edited by Paul Heins, Horn Book (Boston, MA), 1977.


Fleischman's books have been translated into sixteen languages.


By the Great Horn Spoon! was filmed as Bullwhip Griffin by Walt Disney, 1967; The Ghost in the Noonday Sun, starring Peter Sellers, was filmed by Cavalcade Films, 1974.


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