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Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on his childhood with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer in this memorable book that is part memoir, part travelogue, and part reflection on craft and creativity.
No Map, Great Trip is an excellent choice for aspiring authors, language arts classrooms, and fans of Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic.
Acclaimed author Paul Fleischman considers how growing up with a father who was an award-winning author helped to shape and inspire his own career. Paul and Sid Fleischman are the only father-son Newbery Medalists in history, and life in the Fleischman home was extraordinary. Readers will feel like part of the family in this humorous and aspirational chronicle.
Paul Fleischman is the author of the Newbery Award-winning Joyful Noise and the classroom classic Seedfolks, as well as many other acclaimed and beloved titles. His books are taught and performed in classrooms across the country.
Part memoir, part travelogue (young Paul travels from California to New Hampshire by himself), part writing book, and part reflection on art and creativity, this inspirational book includes black-and-white photographs, as well as writing tips and prompts just right for budding authors. No Map, Great Trip is a great gift for young writers, language arts teachers, and fans of Jack Prelutsky’s Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry and Ralph Fletcher’s A Writer’s Notebook.
In this combination memoir and writing handbook, Newbery Medalist Fleischman (Joyful Noise) writes with humor and frankness about growing up in Santa Monica, Calif., in the 1960s. With supportive parents who encouraged inventiveness and exploration, Fleischman developed both an insatiable curiosity and wanderlust at a young age. From building a shortwave radio at age 10, to creating his own satirical news pamphlet in high school, to traversing the country with little more than the clothes on his back, he details how early experiences provided inspiration for his characters and stories. His amusing anecdotes also lead nicely into the "Writing Know-How" tips he sprinkles throughout the book. Though his stories are easy to read and engaging, Fleischman's advice for writers asking questions, drawing from your own experiences, and keeping a notebook handy to jot down observations and thoughts is fairly standard, and may even get lost amid the volume's memoir components. Still, the book serves as an inspiring look at how an award-winning author eventually found his voice, and may prompt a budding young writer to find the courage to put pen to paper. Ages 8 12.