Search Results: "Sid Farrar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR COMES ROUND by Sid Farrar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A richly illustrated view of the seasons through haiku. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
First-time author Farrar here teams up with the Caldecott Honor-winning Plume (The Bremen Town Musicians, 1980, etc.) to capture signature poetic snapshots of the four seasons. Read full book review >

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EL SID by David Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"Let the reader be forewarned, El Sid is often obscene, violent and disturbing, but then, so was the life of its protagonist; at least the typical glamorization of Sid Vicious is avoided."
Wildly uneven but ultimately compelling, Dalton's chronicle of Sid Vicious's (John Simon Ritchie) years as the bassist in the Sex Pistols covers little new factual ground but offers a fresh angle on a widely misunderstood young man. Read full book review >

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Released: May 26, 2009

"Probstein is clearly having a good time here—the reader will as well."
Probstein (Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus/MIT) offers a delightful life story of his father, Honest Sid, "a gambler, a horseplayer, a bookie… a ticket scalper" and an all-around nice guy. Read full book review >

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SID AND SAM by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"The whole endeavor runs to blatant exaggeration, but the effect is distinctly childlike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sid and Sam sing a song. Read full book review >

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SIX-DINNER SID by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 1991

"Moore makes the most of her tall tale in amusing illustrations detailing Sid's several characters, then ends with a satisfying twist: abandoning his incensed owners, Sid moves to friendlier Pythagoras Place, where no one minds his continuing ploys. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sid the cat not only gets six meals a day from the various families on Aristotle Street, but he also has a different name, bed, and favorite place for each of his ``owners'' to scratch- -until one nasty cough results in six trips to the vet, who blows Sid's cover. Read full book review >

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SID THE HOMELESS HERMIT CRAB by Stacey Marie Johnston
Released: Nov. 9, 2014

"Young readers will root for Sid to find his new home while cheering for the human environmentalist who helps his mission by picking up garbage."
Trying to find a new a new home, a hermit crab encounters too much trash in this understated story of environmental activism by debut author/illustrator Johnston. Read full book review >

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SID THE SQUID AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT JOB by David Derrick
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Searching for the perfect job, Sid, a giant squid, leaves his ocean home for the big city. Read full book review >

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RULES TO ROCK BY by Josh Farrar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, middle-school rockers will enjoy the show. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Just as her rock band is about to make it big, Annabelle Cabrera's parents move her from Brooklyn to Providence, R.I. Finding fellow rockers is almost as hard as being away from her beloved abuela and adjusting to sixth grade in a new school, but she manages. Read full book review >

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FALLING CARS AND JUNKYARD DOGS by Jay Farrar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"Not particularly well-written or elegant, but it provides some illumination of the creative mind of a very private artist."
A slim, sketchy, not-quite memoir that defies categorization but plainly comes from a personal place within its musician author. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >