Newbery Medalist Sid Fleischman Dies at 90 by Rocco Staino from School Library Journal. Peek: "Fleischman was a teller of tall tales and a humorist who often set his stories in the American west or farm country."
See also Laughter and Children's Literature by Sid Fleischman from The Horn Book (October 1976). Peek: "Laughter is the natural sound of childhood, but one would hardly suspect it from reading children’s literature." Source: Read Roger.