Paul Fleischman

Finalist, 2003 National Book Awards

A native Californian, Paul Fleischman grew up working as a typesetter for his family’s hand printing press. He attended the University of California for two years before setting out to cross the country by train and bicycle. He is an author of numerous books, including works of poetry and historical fiction, and is also a musician and found-object sculptor.
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Breakout

Breakout, by Paul Fleischman book cover
ISBN 9780689871894 Cricket Books / A Marcato Book / Carus Publishing Company

As the narrative switches between present and future, Paul Fleischman traces the path of youthful experience transformed into art. More about this book >

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Paul Fleischman

A native Californian, Paul Fleischman grew up working as a typesetter for his family’s hand printing press. He attended the University of California for two years before setting out to cross the country by train and bicycle. He is an author of numerous books, including works of poetry and historical fiction, and is also a musician and found-object sculptor. His father, young people’s writer Sid Fleischman, was a National Book Award Finalist in 1979 for Humbug Mountain. After living in many parts of the United States and abroad, Paul Fleischman returned to the California coast, where he now lives with his wife, Patty. They have two grown sons.

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