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Chris Platt posts on 8/27/2007 2:42:44 PM
Yes, Scholastic was among the first places we turned, but they were not interested in resurrecting a 40-year old title. As I wrote here earlier a couple of weeks ago, we've just signed with Farrar Straus & Giroux to publish one of my father's unpublished works, a historical novel called A Puzzle for Thoreau. That's due out in about a year. depending on how it does, FSG may pick up The Blue Man, which was the Steve-but-no-Sinbad "prequel" to Sinbad and Me. If it does, maybe they'll go for the whole trilogy. In the meantime, two movie production companies have expressed interest in making a feature film out of Sinbad. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Thanks for writing in.
David posts on 8/26/2007 4:24:43 PM
My daughter has recently been gobbling up Nancy Drew mysteries which got me reminiscing. Sinbad and Me tops my favorite list from my own kidhood. Cyphers that work, architecture, intergenerational friendships... the book is a marvel. Like others here I was dismayed to find it unavailable for my own kids. I'm delighted to hear that your family is going to reprint this amazing book. Have you thought about approaching Scholastic?
Chris Platt posts on 8/26/2007 12:50:57 AM
Cindy, please wake up! You posted to this same website/message board one week ago. You were in the wrong place then, and you are in the wrong place now. Don't you follow your posts to see them once they've been accepted? This is a message board for people interested in the life and works of the late author Kin Platt. If you want affordable insurance in Maryland, go GOOGLE something like AFFORDABLE INSURANCE IN MARYLAND. You'll have more luck doing that than you will here at this message board.
Chris Platt posts on 8/21/2007 12:02:35 AM
well, welcome to the board. Are you a fan of Kin Platt's books. Would you like to discuss them?
Chris Platt posts on 8/19/2007 9:56:21 AM
Cindy, you should look before you leap. This is a message board intended for readers and fans of the late author Kin Platt. How you got the idea that this is a place to discuss affordable health insurance is unimaginable. Go GOOGLE "affordable health insurance in Maryland" or something, and please leave this message board for any fans out there that still want to use it to communicate about Kin Platt's books.
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CHRIS PLATT posts on 6/3/2007 5:49:53 PM
Achtung Oliver! Please pay attention to where you post. Nobody at this message board cares that the manufacturer of a digital camera is Minolta. This is the Kin Platt message board, for messages about Kin Platt and his works -- not about cameras.
Chris Platt posts on 1/27/2007 5:19:58 PM
Yes, we think it would be wonderful, too. Our current plan is to self-publish the books all over again, in more-or-less the order they first came out. But we'd group them in such a way that first would come all the Steve Forrester/Sinbad books (at @1-year intervals), then perhaps the three Chloris novels (1-yr intervals), his two teen gang books, Doomsday Gang and Headman (ditto), his "disturbed teen" books, Boy Who Could Make Himself Disappear, Hey Dummy, Flames Going Out), his Max Roper mysteries, etc. We're also trying to get some of these books turned into movies or television. Also, there are about 22 UN-published manuscripts we're trying to get published for the first time, at traditional publishing houses.
So ... If you are friendly with any movie producers or publishers, we'd love to hear from THEM, too. When things start to "Pop!" you'll hear about them here. Thanks.
Jan posts on 1/25/2007 9:06:20 PM
I just came across this thread. I would be so thrilled to have these books back in print! I've been buying them online whenever I could find them, but would love to have new copies to share with all the young people in my life.
Best of luck and all speed in bringing them back!
Chris Platt posts on 1/3/2007 3:44:43 PM
Dear fans of the works of Kin Platt, as you can see, this message board has been visited recently by some folks who have no interest in Kin Platt or anything like that. Those posts sort of shut down any intelligent exchanges that had been in-progress.
The recent post in German forced me to dredge up my High School German to try and figure out what was being asked, and how to reply. It's been a lonnnnng time since I was in High School.
But this forum is a natural place to discuss Kin Platt's books, comic books, comic strips and cartoons, and what the family plans to do to introduce this legacy to a new generation. So, if you're still with us, we'd love to hear from you with any questions or comments about Kin Platt and his work. Happy New Year!
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