(PRWEB) May 18, 2015
Kin Platt was born in 1911 in New York City. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. By age 19, he was writing for Fleischer Studios, pioneering animators famed for creating Betty Boop. He also was drawing caricatures of New York’s stage and screen celebrities. Moving to Hollywood, he wrote radio comedy for Jack Benny and Burns & Allen (among others), and worked on theatrical cartoons for Walt Disney. Returning to New York, Kin created Supermouse, the first animal superhero, for Standard Comics, in the 1940s. Later, he wrote for Timely Comics Co., under legendary Stan Lee. In the 1950s, Kin wrote comic books for National (DC) Comics, while he drew and wrote two comic strips for the New York Herald Tribune — "Mr. and Mrs.," and "The Duke and the Duchess." Moving back to California, he wrote cartoons for Hanna-Barbera, including Flintstones, Top Cat, Yogi Bear, and The Jetsons.
Kin published his first book, The Blue Man, at age 50. Later came Sinbad and Me, which won a Mystery Writers of America “Edgar” award in 1967. The Blue Man introduced Steve Forrester, the young hero whose plucky English Bulldog later joined him in three Sinbad adventures. His son, Christopher, was the inspiration for Steve, and Chris’s Bulldog, Romeo, was the model for Sinbad.
Much of Platt’s work, including manuscripts, personal papers, books and memorabilia, is maintained in the Boston University Library, Special Collections. He died in 2003. His family is bringing back his most-loved novels both for old fans and a new generation of readers.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Kin Platt’s engaging adventure is full of highly inventive puzzles, intricate and engaging mysteries, and brave and resourceful teens who win the day with great heart and humor.
“Bluntly, ‘Sinbad and Me’ is one of the greatest young adult mystery/adventure stories ever written. It's the kind of book that fires a passion for reading, even in the most reluctant of readers: young boys. However, I first read the book when I was well past the age of 30 and I couldn't set it down! How did I not discover this book in my youth? Tunnels, caves, spooky old houses, codes, ciphers, a graveyard, a ghost and pirate story, evil villains, colorfully odd characters, hidden treasure, adventure on land and in water, danger, a touch of romance and, perhaps most importantly, it depicts that special bond between a dog and its master. This book has it all, and more. Without realizing it, you'll even learn a bit about historic architecture and antique coins. Fast-paced, clever, and filled to the brim with humor, it's Kin Platt's masterpiece for readers of ALL ages,” said Seth T. Smolinske, with threeinvestigatorbooks.com.
Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase“Sinbad and Me” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
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