No Map, Great Trip

A Young Writer's Road to Page One
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100152170
Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062987624
Narrator/s: Andrew Eiden
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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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 LevineA??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 PrelutskyA??s Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry and Ralph FletcherA??s A WriterA??s Notebook.

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Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Product Number EB00751794
Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062857477

Professional reviews

"Listeners will enjoy being taken along for the ride as Newbery-winning children's author Paul Fleischman delivers reminiscences of his youth, especially of people and events that contributed to his becoming a writer. Also included are helpful writing prompts. Andrew Eiden's narration portrays young Paul as he describes traversing the U.S. by bicycle and reflects on what his trip taught him, complete with humorous interjections. In addition, Eiden capably imparts the advice passed on by Fleischman's father, Sid--who, remarkably, was also a Newbery-winning children's author. This is a notable work for any audience of potential writers. Eiden even manages to make Fleischman sound as if he ages as he gains knowledge and confidence, visits new places, tries new things, and reports that reading and research offer much in the way of inspiration. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"