Sid Fleischman Dead: Children's Book Author Of 'The Whipping Boy' Dies At 90

05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sid Fleischman, a Newbery Award-winning author who never set out to write for children but flung himself into the field on a dare, died at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 17, the day after his 90th birthday.

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