Synopses & Reviews
After World War II, sergeant Freddie T. Birch's ventriloquist act takes a radical turn when he is possessed by the ghost of Avrom Amos, a twelve-year-old Jewish boy killed by the Nazis Though Freddie is deeply annoyed by the little invader, he finds that working together his act goes from third rate to top notch. Unfortunately for Freddie, Avrom has other things in mind besides just making people laugh. He's on a quest for revenge, and despite the sometimes hilarious havoc it wreaks on Freddie's personal life, the dybbuk plans to track down his Nazi murderer and bring him to justice.
Rather than return home after World War II, former sergeant Freddie T. Birch revives his ventriloquist act and begins touring Europe as "The Great Freddie." But Freddie's actand his lifetake a radical turn when he is possessed by the ghost of Avrom Amos, a twelve-year-old Jewish boy killed by the Nazis. Soon the two forge an unlikely partnership, improving Freddies act while bringing Avrom ever closer to tracking down the man who murdered him.
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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.