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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.
Chris Platt posts on 8/5/2009 1:00:06 AM Hi Derrick, thanks for your comments. As it happens, Sinbad and Me is again being looked at by a well-known book publisher. This same publisher had passed on the book earlier, but has been moved to take a second look because of the input of fans such as you, who have written in in to share their fond memories of the book. We are hopeful that, this time, we will have a successful outcome.

derrick buisch posts on 8/4/2009 9:54:44 PM "Sinbad and Me" - is an old favorite. Please add me to any list for supporting this book being reprinted/republished. This will be a huge hit with a new generation of readers.
Chris Platt posts on 7/15/2009 9:18:49 AM Hi Doug, and thanks for finding this message board. Like you -- and many, many others -- we were very excited about the prospects for Sinbad being republished. The prospective publisher even had a new cover designed for the book, and it was beautiful. Sadly, though, things just didn't work out after I posted that hopeful note in March. So this great and beloved classic will have to sit awhile longer before it is brought back.
Douglas Hansen posts on 7/15/2009 1:58:26 AM I'm thrilled to hear that Sinbad and Me could be republished. I have such fond memories of reading this book over and over again out of the school library. I have been buying my favorite childhood books as they are republished, and I would love to add Sinbad and Me to my library to share with my children.
Chris Platt posts on 3/18/2009 8:05:39 AM Hi Angie, thanks for finding us. I may soon have good news for you and all the other longtime fans of Sinbad and Me. We are in talks RIGHT NOW with a publisher, who wants to launch his new company with the republishing of Sinbad and Me. Please watch this space for updates, as we'll certainly want to share our excitement if this goes through.
Angie posts on 3/18/2009 1:14:49 AM I am 51 years old and was just now thinking of one of my favorite childhood books - Sinbad and Me. God, how I can still remember reading it during the summertime in the sixties. It was such a magical story to read along with my other favorite childhood book "The Nine Lives of Opalina" about a cat. If the book is ever reprinted I will buy a copy ASAP.
Chris Platt posts on 11/12/2008 12:22:16 AM Hi Tracey. Thanks for checking in. Sinbad and Me was published in 1966 and stayed in print for some time. It IS long out of print now, though, and the company which first published it has morphed into an entirely different kind of publishing business. We are hoping to be able to get Sinbad and Me republished, however, perhaps by Farrar Straus and Giroux, who recently published the wonderful new Kin Platt young adult novel, Mystery For Thoreau. If we can find a new home for Sinbad, I will be telling everyone in this space. There are two other books in the Sinbad saga, as well as The Blue Man, which was kind of a dogless prequel. And we hope to bring them all to a new generation of readers, as well as to those who loved them before.
Tracey Miller posts on 11/11/2008 8:13:08 PM I wanted to leave a post for Chris Platt. I was remembering the book, Sinbad and Me. I remember reading it on the dryer in our basement when I was a young girl. I wanted to get it for my son who just turned 9 and I've found it but it is somewhat out of my price range. Is that because it's out of print or is there another reason? I can't even find it in our library system. I'm starting to save? I remember loving the book and with I had saved it!! Thanks.
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