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Barbara Foster posts on 5/12/2010 4:22:21 PM
I just read "Sinbad and Me" for the very first time and loved it. (I'm over 50.) But I'm going to read it again in a couple of days because I just realized I still don't know who murdered Captain Billy. ??? Does it say who, anywhere in the book? In a subsequent Steve Forrester book? It's driving me as crazy as the codes drove the Defoes.
Chris Platt posts on 1/13/2010 2:20:13 AM
To all you Sinbad lovers out there -- Sinbad & Me has just been rejected yet again for republishing by the company that published Thoreau (see elsewhere on this page). So, if any of you have ideas on what to do now -- or (even better) some contacts to do it with -- we would love to hear from you.
Chris Platt posts on 10/22/2009 7:06:04 PM
I'll try and give you the website, look with you favorite search engine for the website for macmillan.com. There is also a Kin Platt page on Facebook that has info about the book. Good luck!
Bree posts on 10/17/2009 8:57:27 PM
Thank you for your description of Margaret. It really helped me with my school project. i have read the book and it is one of my favorites. It would also be wonderful if you could tell me a website where they have the book on the internet. Not for sale, I just need too read some lines for my project.
Chris Platt posts on 10/15/2009 3:13:35 PM
Hi, Bree, thanks for dropping by the message board. For some reason, wasn't notified of your post. Sorry for the delay. Margaret Roberts is a beautiful young woman, blue eyes, golden hair, and a snappy dresser. She seems to be in her late-teens or early 20s, has a gentle sense of humor, certainly a strong sense of right vs. wrong and an adventurous spirit. She had been a shop clerk, whose roommate, another lovely young woman, also a store clerk, had apparently been murdered. Margaret, thinking she knows who the killer is, follows his trail to Boston, finally to Concord. Bree, you really should get the book. It's one of my father's alltime best novels.
Bree posts on 10/13/2009 9:18:26 PM
could you please give me a description of Margaret Roberts from A Mystery for Thoreau
Anonymous posts on 10/13/2009 8:20:42 PM
Do you know a description of Margaret Roberts from the book A Mystery for Thoreau?
Chris Platt posts on 10/2/2009 9:22:11 AM
Hi Mark, and thanks for writing in. I'll be passing your note on to the publisher this morning. Perhaps if enough people write in similar notes, the weight of them all will help persuade the publisher to take on this wonderful classic fora new generation. We'll let you know, HERE, if and when that happens.
Mark posts on 10/2/2009 2:34:33 AM
"Sinbad and Me" was one of my favorite books as a child. Now, I wish I could obtain a copy so my son could enjoy it as I did - and so I could read it again. I hope we'll have good news about bringing the book back. It's a tragedy that it's currently out of print. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Angie Brown posts on 8/5/2009 4:56:13 PM
So glad to hear that the publisher is taking a 2nd look at printing Sinbad and Me. This is such a great children's book and when printed will attract a new generation of children readers. The storyline is so wonderful that I bet it could be made into a adventure/action children's movie. Please re-print.
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