Search Results: "Sid Farrar"


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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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Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Motivational but vague collection of creative writing."
Farrar's debut collection of poems, parables and devotionals guides readers through present day Christianity, arming them with a spiritual survival kit. 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 >

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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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NOT MY SECRET TO KEEP by Digene Farrar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A wrenching but inspiring account of a woman's journey to self-acceptance."
A model and nurse endured 9/11, but the experience reopened scars from a childhood trauma, as recounted in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE DOOR OF THE HEART by Diana Finfrock Farrar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2014

"Emotional, open-minded and vital."
This novel explores faith, gay issues and standing up for what's right. 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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THE GRIEF MASTERS by D. L. Farrar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2014

"Christian cyberpunk sci-fi—quite a start."
In a corporate-controlled future from which religion has been purged, inventor Troy Vincent is condemned to a virtual-reality punishment (and likely execution) over accusations that he murdered a business rival. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER AND THE DYBBUK by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Quick, creative, clever and thoroughly entertaining. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Amidst the plethora of mostly depressing Holocaust children's and YA literature, Fleischman introduces an ingenious approach to the topic and issues. Read full book review >