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Chris Platt posts on 9/18/2014 6:28:23 AM Sinbad and Me Progress Report: Page Publishing has completed transcribing the text from an olde copy of the hardcover book, and I am now about one-third of the way through proofreading what they've typed, to eliminate as many errors as I can before they typeset the manuscript for publishing. Another week or so and we move on to the next step!
Steve McCormick posts on 9/7/2014 6:45:11 PM Hello Chris, sorry I have not been on sooner to celebrate your wonderful news. I would like to order at least three hardcovers, maybe an additional to contest away on facebook page, otherwise I'll be paper-backing it. Thanks for your kind wedding congrats and taking the time to write me. Lets get this thing moving! Steve and Sinbad need to live on!
Karen posts on 8/23/2014 7:39:52 PM My brother & I loved Sinbad & Me & read it to pieces. Would love to have hardcopy for both me & him, but paperback & eBook would be ok, just so long as we can read it again. And any other Steve Forrester books!

Melissa posts on 7/15/2014 4:32:26 PM I would love ALL the Steve and Sinbad books, in hardcover, ebook, whatever format i can get. I have very well-loved paperbacks that are falling apart.
Robert posts on 7/3/2014 7:57:39 AM I also would love a hardcover copy of Sinbad and Me. I had a ex library paper copy of the book that never had a cover, but even that has finally died on me.
Matt Fleagle posts on 7/3/2014 7:43:14 AM I would be interested in buying a hard cover copy (maybe two) of Sinbad and Me.
Kathy posts on 7/2/2014 6:27:25 AM I would love hard back copies of all the Steve Forrester books. The only one I have read was Sinbad and Me, until my copy fell apart, literally. I recently gave in and bought a used paper back for a tidy sum, but I know that one might fall apart too. If there was a chance to get a hard back edition with out wiping out my retirement fund, I would definitely buy it!
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 Hi, 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?
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