Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World

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Greenwillow Books
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7.2 X 10.32 X 1.05 inches | 2.37 pounds

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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.


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)

"Engaging." -- School Library Journal (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

"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 feat that's pure magic." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Fleischman's unabashed adoration for the duck-footed comedian, filmmaker and movie star effervesces from this fascinating, generously illustrated biography." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] standout portrait." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Delightful and informative...this book is as good-looking as it is well written." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A book as entertaining as Sir Charlie himself." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"A solid success." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Will appeal to fans of movie history and surely inspire readers to seek out Chaplin's films." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)