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Chris Platt posts on 1/18/2016 8:16:38 AM
Hi Michael, I have copies of The Blue Man that I had reproduced in 2005. They are 100% faithful to the original. I would be happy to send you a copy but I need your snailmail address. If you are on any of the social media, which I can not name here, look me up as Christopher Platt and send me a private message with your address and I will send you a copy.
Michael Wade posts on 1/18/2016 7:44:12 AM
I have a very vivid memory of reading The Blue Man when I was in the 7th grade. It was the beginning of a lifelong love of science fiction. I would very much like to reread it, but I am unable to find a copy.
Chris Platt posts on 8/7/2015 7:01:06 AM
Hi to Melissa and Robert. Sorry, I just now saw your posts on this page. As I hope you have figured out by the backandforths here, Sinbad is currently available wherever books are sold, as well as through the usual online booksellers. It is selling in all three formats, hardcover, paperback and eBook, with wonderful new cover art by Leonard Fisher. I hope you buy copies for yourselves and for anyone you think may enjoy the book. Thanks for checking in.
Melissa posts on 7/15/2014 4:32:26 PM
I would love ALL the Steve and Sinbad books, in hardcover, ebook, whatever format i can get. I have very well-loved paperbacks that are falling apart.
Robert posts on 7/3/2014 7:57:39 AM
I also would love a hardcover copy of Sinbad and Me. I had a ex library paper copy of the book that never had a cover, but even that has finally died on me.
Matt Fleagle posts on 7/3/2014 7:43:14 AM
I would be interested in buying a hard cover copy (maybe two) of Sinbad and Me.
Kathy posts on 7/2/2014 6:27:25 AM
I would love hard back copies of all the Steve Forrester books. The only one I have read was Sinbad and Me, until my copy fell apart, literally. I recently gave in and bought a used paper back for a tidy sum, but I know that one might fall apart too. If there was a chance to get a hard back edition with out wiping out my retirement fund, I would definitely buy it!
Kevin posts on 7/1/2014 10:48:24 PM
Thanks Chris for your reply. No, I haven't ever gotten to read Sinbad and Me. I checked the libraries (no luck) and the only copies I found online were $100+. I hope to read it someday.
I love beginning the school year by reading The Blue Man to my students. For some it is the first great novel they have ever heard. Your dad really knew how to write a book.
Chris Platt posts on 7/1/2014 8:45:13 PM
Hi Kevin, No, it is not YOU. The paperback published by Scholastic with a lurid cover, was an abridged edition -- lots of the full hardcover edition was omitted. And the cover art wasn't as stunning or as memorable as Leonard Fisher's original hardcover artwork, either. Did you ever read my father's Sinbad and Me?
Kevin posts on 7/1/2014 7:14:27 PM
Once again my favorite book by my 5th grade students was The Blue Man. I so wish this book could be published again. I have yet to read any book this exciting in every chapter. That is say something because I read a lot of books. I wish every child could read this book--especially the 10-12 age boys.
I read the Blue Man first in 1979 in junior high. I decided to read it again to see if it was as good as I remembered it. It was better. I read the hardback edition copy which I borrowed from a library from out of state. I ended up buying the paperback copy as the hardback editions listed for well over $100. Is it me or is the hardback copy better than the scholastic paperback version I bought? True, the paperback is excellent, but it seemed a cut under the hardback I had read. Your thoughts?
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