The 13th Floor

A Ghost Story

By Sid Fleischman; Peter Sis (Illustrator)
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061345036, 228pp.)

Publication Date: April 2007

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Description

When Buddy Stebbins stumbles onto the thirteenth floor of a shabby old building, he finds himself suddenly transported aboard a leaking pirate ship in a howling storm—three hundred years in the past! Cast adrift with Captain John Crack-stone, Buddy washes up in New England, where his plucky ancestor, Abigail, is caught up in the witchcraft mania. In an adventure filled with ghosts, witches, pirates, and razzle-dazzle treasure, Buddy might be able to save his wayward ancestors. But will he find his way back to the thirteenth floor—and home?




About the Author
SID FLEISCHMAN has written over three dozen books for young readers, including the Newbery Award winner "The Whipping Boy," Mr. Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.

Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter's books, "Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei", T"ibet through the Red Box", and "The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain" were all named Caldecott Honor books by the American Library Association. "The Wall" was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

In addition, Peter Sis is the first children's book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People.

Peter Sis lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.

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