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The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life Resources & Further Study

Sid Fleischman
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Burns, Mary M. Review of The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. Horn Book Magazine (November-December 1996). Finds that while Fleischman in his autobiography provides the humor expected of him, he is also a writer who takes his craft very seriously. He treats his setbacks in a comic fashion, but his basic optimism may be a reason for his popularity and this outlook makes his biography accessible and invigorating.

Fleischman, Paul. "Sid Fleischman." Horn Book Magazine (July-August 1987): 42932. In this article, Fleischman's son, Paul, comments appreciatively about his father, both as parent and author.

Fleischman, Albert Sidney. "Laughter and Children's Literature." Horn Book Magazine (October 1976): 465-70. Fleischman feels that good, humorous children's literature is rare, and that humorous stories should be rated as highly as more serious literature. The child sees much that is ridiculous in his surroundings and is quick to comment on it.

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