Albert Sidney Fleischman was born on March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. His memoir, The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer’s Life, Fleischman was influenced by the magic he had seen and heard about when he was in the fifth grade. For Fleischman magic had been the thing that he used to deal with everyday, sometimes he preformed magic shows to children and sometimes he would write them in his novels. When he was a child his entire family moved to San Diego, and that place is where he spent most of his childhood and his writing. During World War II San Diego served as a nesting place for the U.S Navy (Fleischman Abracadabra 23). Seamen would often come to his father’s store to buy different necessities for a sailor. Neighboring his fa...
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