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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?
Chris Platt posts on 6/30/2014 8:30:59 PM
Finally, some good news to report: We will be self-publishing a new edition of Sinbad and Me thru a company called Page Publishing Company. As I get more details and timing, I will post them here. But first, I need your help. We will be publishing an eBook edition and probably a paperback as well. I would like to also publish a hardcover edition, but since this is self-publishing, that is a substantial additional setup charge I do not want to lay out if there is no interest in a hardcover Sinbad. Please, please, if you DO want a hardcover edition of Sinbad and Me, post that desire here on this board. Also it would be great to go to the publishers web page and tell them directly, like a writein campaign. And also please note your preference on the Facebook pages for Kin Platt and Sinbad and Me. I really need your feedback. Thank you.
Chris Platt posts on 4/23/2014 9:22:20 PM
Folks, if any of you know Steven Kimble, who posted the query below, please contact him for me and let him know I have a copy of Blue Man for him -- Free.
I mentioned that here, but he does not seem to have gotten the message. Thanks.
Chris Platt posts on 1/18/2014 11:07:31 PM
Hi Steve, I think I can help. Several years ago, we reprinted copies of The Blue Man to the original specs, so it looks just like the original. I can send you a copy if you would like. If you send me your email address I will get in touch and get your mailing address. You can try posting it here, or look for me on the main social networking site or business networking site and send me a note there.
Steven Kimble posts on 1/18/2014 12:06:26 PM
Can anyone help me get a readable copy of The Blue Man for a reasonable price? I would be fine with a reprint or even a photocopy. I recall buying it like 47 years ago from schoolastic books and thouroughly enjoying it many times. I must have lost my copy decades ago and would very much like to read it one more.
Any assistance would, of course, be greatly appreciated.
Chris Platt posts on 12/22/2013 8:09:06 PM
Thanks, Andy. And the same to you and yours. Thanks also for all your encouragement and support while we tried to pull this off. As things stand now, I do not think it will ever work out, but I really appreciate your efforts. Have a great New Year.
Andy Valencia posts on 12/22/2013 2:07:34 PM
Hi, Chris! I hope you & your family have a great holiday season. Here's hoping that 2014 will be the year you straighten out all the legal details and bring the whole Sinbad series back to print!
Regards... Andy Valencia
Chris Platt posts on 8/6/2013 2:21:35 AM
Interesting to see you saying that. Awhile ago, you told us you were the biggest idiot on this message board. Glad you have broadened your sights because the whole state of Florida is quite an achievement! Tomorrow, The World. But seriously, why do you keep posting this nonsense to the Kin Platt Message Board?
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