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As an award-winning young novelist, Sid Fleischman stated publicly that the only way he would write nonfiction was with a gun to his head. It turned out to be a squirt gun, for The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West is the third extraordinary true tale that has escaped his pen. It follows close behind the best-selling Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini and his autobiography, The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life.
Fleischman's books have been made into films, performed as plays, and translated into nineteen languages. The author was awarded the Newbery Medal for The Whipping Boy. His most recent novel is The Entertainer and the Dybbuk. Sid Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Imprints 20th century 1986