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a posts on 10/16/2008 9:38:18 PM A terrific read, full of twists and turns, narrated by a bright and amiable sixteen-year-old. Young Oliver Puckle weaves together his own personal story with background information on Concord’s impressive history and the lives of Concord notables. Among the substantial cast of historical characters is Henry David Thoreau, who, as he lends a hand in solving the crime, instructs Oliver in his philosophy of resistance to civil government as well as his philosophy of the ‘natural life.’” —Ronald A. Bosco, Distinguished Professor of English and American Literature, University of Albany, SUNY / Former president of the Thoreau Society / Editor of Nature’s Panorama: Thoreau on the Seasons
Chris Platt posts on 9/12/2008 5:28:26 PM Attention: Kin Platt's new Young Adult novel, A Mystery For Thoreau, is to published posthumously by Farrar Strauss & Giroux on Oct. 6th. In the historic town of Concord, Mass., in 1846, a young newspaper reporter tries to solve a brutal murder with the aid of his friends and the reclusive genius, Henry David Thoreau. If any of you know of any bookstores or libraries that might wish to hold an "event" in connection with the publication of this book, please reply to this messageboard so I may get in touch with you.
dave k. posts on 7/16/2008 9:41:26 PM Hi Chris, I saw online that marshallcavendish started a line of "classics" where they are reprinting out of print children's books. Maybe they would be interested in putting some of Kin's work out. Best, Dave Kiersh

Jeff posts on 3/31/2008 1:42:42 PM Hi Chris, Another email sent!
Chris Platt posts on 3/27/2008 8:37:53 AM Jeff, you still around? Waiting for you to get in touch if you're still interested in Sinbad.
Chris Platt posts on 3/20/2008 10:28:05 PM Hi Jeff, No, I did not. The company name is Westside-Eastside, so send to that, at RCN dotcom. Or post your email address here (Don't want to be too obvious with mine)
Jeff posts on 3/20/2008 10:13:01 PM Hi Chris, I sent you an Email. Did you get it?
Chris Platt posts on 3/19/2008 9:29:07 AM Hi Jeff, thanks for writing in. Don't think your previous posts made it. I would love to discuss optioning Sinbad and Me with you. Pls get to me at the following, westside dash eastside at RCN dotcom, and we'll take it from there.
Jeff posts on 3/18/2008 11:40:57 PM Hi Chris, I am posting this again as I don't know if my other post made it to the board. I have been searching high and low for information on optioning "Sinbad and Me" to make into a movie. I am by no means a major Hollywood player, but I am in the business. I have been a fan of your fathers since I first read "Sinbad and Me" back in the early 70's. Infact I still have my original first addition hardback from 1966. I have been wanting to make "Sinbad and Me" into a movie since the day I read it way back when. I am 43 now and I think it's time. Let me know what your thoughts are on this. Thanks and God Bless! Jeff
Chris Platt posts on 1/28/2008 12:14:23 AM Hi Kathy. Nice to hear from you. The schedule for republishing the Steve Forester/Sinbad books -- The Blue Man, Sinbad and Me, Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't, and The Ghost of Hellsfire Street -- probably depends on how well the next Kin Platt book does. A Mystery For Thoreau, a historical novel, is being published posthumously by Farrar, Straus Giroux, later this year. If it does well, that publisher may wish to begin republishing the Steve/Sinbad books, which would hopefully come out at roughly on-year intervals. So, The Blue Man, prequel to the Sinbad trilogy, could be published by, say, mid-2009, with Sinbad and Me to follow in 2010, etc. If A Mystery For Thoreau does poorly, the family may decide to publish the books on our own, keeping to a similar schedule.
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