SID FLEISCHMAN, 1920-2010
Sid Fleischman was a gem. A Newbery-Award-winning author, he was generous and warm and funny. I will surely miss the Abracadabra Kid. He brought a lot of joy into the world through his magic and books (The Entertainer and the Dybbuk is my favorite) and his giving spirit . . . and that will live on through his books and the people who were lucky enough to have known him.
I feel blessed for the joy he brought into my life.