Search Results: "Sid Jacobson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE 9/11 REPORT by Sid Jacobson
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"All told, a thoughtful—and by no means dumbed-down—approach to events still very current."
A comic book, utterly serious, documenting the attacks of September 11. Read full book review >

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CHE by Sid Jacobson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A lively, well-drawn rendering of Guevara's eventful life—not out of place in a fashionista's handbag, but worthy of a more serious audience as well."
Revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara becomes a graphic hero in Jacobson and Colón's latest (After 9/11: America's War on Terror, 2008, etc.). 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOLE IN THE WORLD by Sid Hite
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"With more diligent editing, this could have been a well-realized story about grieving and growing up—unfortunately, it isn't. (Fiction. 12-14)"
The legacy of one man's character on his survivors is explored in this Southern coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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BO & MZZZ MAD by Sid Fleischman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 2001

"The books' short length and quick pace make this a perfect choice for older, struggling readers; but don't pass on this because it looks easy—this is pure good reading. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Orphaned Bo is invited to visit his estranged relatives in the Mojave dessert. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE OF HOPE by Sid Hite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 1998

"Hite's plain language, humor, and breezy pacing keep the journey rolling along, making it ideal even for readers who usually shun fantasies. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Hite (Those Darn Dithers, 1996, etc.) demonstrates his versatility in this action-filled adventure of a boy's inward and outward journey. Read full book review >