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Other Profession(s): Playwright
Famous For: Award-Winning Author Won “Newbery Medal from the American Library Association”
Higher Education: Graduated
Paul Fleischman, a well-known American writer, was born in California. Son of children's book author Sid Fleischman, Paul Fleischman was born in Monterey, California, and reared in Santa Monica, California. He traveled cross-country on a bicycle and a train when he was 19 years old, and he eventually settled in a 200-year-old home in New Hampshire. He wrote historical fiction on the Puritans' Indian Wars, Colonial Peddlers, Philadelphia's Yellow Fever Epidemic, and the Civil War due to the experience. He worked as a bookshop clerk, library shelver, and textbook proofreader after earning his degree from the University of New Mexico before deciding to make writing his career.
A nomination for the National Book Award in 2003 for Breakout, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 1994.
In this collection of 14 poems, a different bug is the subject of each poem. Even though Fleischman gives each species a personality, the characters' life cycles and habits are faithful to nature, teaching readers about the world of insects while also amusing them.
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices, a similar book by Fleischman but this time focused on birds, was published in 1985.
Achievements and Awards:
Paul received honors for Joyful Noise and Saturnalia from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.
Paul was the U.S. representative for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Prize, which was given for a whole body of work.
Paul was raised making type for the manual printing press used by his family.