Sid Fleischman (1920 2010) was an American writer.

He is best known for his children's books, which include ''The Whipping Boy'' (1987 UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal winner), ''[=McBroom=]'s Wonderful One-Acre Farm'', and ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''.

!!His works with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/TheWhippingBoy''

!!His other works provide examples of:

* DeathByMaterialism: Near the end of ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun'', the pirates' worn-out old ship starts sinking, and they take to the lifeboats. Most of the pirates try to carry off as much treasure as they can, overload their boat, and sink too; one boat, containing all the sympathetic characters, takes only food and water, and survives.
* FantasyAmericana: Several of Fleischman's books take place in frontier times.
* FearsomeCrittersOfAmericanFolklore: Appear in several of the [=McBroom=] books.
* GoldFever: The California gold rush of 1849 is the setting of ''By the Great Horn Spoon!''
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: The chapter titles in ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Josh and Melissa [=McBroom=] have eleven kids -- Will, Jill, Hester, Chester, Peter, Polly, Tim, Tom, Mary, Larry, and Little Clarinda. Josh tends to [[LongList rattle their names off]] at least once a book.
* TheMunchausen: Possibly Josh [=McBroom=], and by extension, definitely Fleischman himself.
* {{Pirate}}: Most of the characters in ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''.
* PirateBooty, buried on a DesertedIsland in [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon The Spanish Main]]: What everybody's after in ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''.
* PopcornOnTheCob: In one of the [=McBroom=] tall tales, the weather becomes so hot that corn starts popping right off the stalks in the fields.
* StageMagician: Mr. Mysterious in ''Mister Mysterious and Company'', Fleischman's first children's book. (Fleischman himself started his career doing stage magic acts in nightclubs.)
* TreasureMap: Played with in ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''. The pirate who buried the treasure did make a map, but it mysteriously disappeared shortly after his first mate killed him for it; the map is never found, but the protagonist does figure out what happened to it, and thus where the treasure is.
* WalletMoths: Used as a plot point in the first [=McBroom=] story; Josh [=McBroom=] buys a seemingly worthless farm for everything in his wallet, and when it turns out to be valuable land, the swindler who sold the land demands it back, saying that [=McBroom=] still owes him the moths that flew out when he handed over the money.
* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Subverted in ''The Ghost in the Noonday Sun''; the pirates dig up a chest, thinking it's the buried treasure they're after, and are disappointed to find that it contains only cannon balls, which wind up going overboard during the subsequent argument over whose fault it is that they've wasted their time. Shortly afterward, the pirate who buried the chest shows up to recover it, and is horrified and enraged when he learns what's happened -- the "cannon balls" were solid silver, which he'd melted down and recast to smuggle it past the authorities. (The pirates do eventually find the buried treasure they were after, though.)