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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ALGEBRA by Sid Thatte
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A thorough and easy-to-follow textbook suitable for both beginning algebra students and those looking to recall old lessons."
An introductory algebra textbook also serves as a refresher for those who last studied the subject many years ago. Read full book review >

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STICK AND WHITTLE by Sid Hite
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Because the good guys are so likable, and the bad guys little more than cardboard figures, readers will find this an amiable ramble, finished off with a heartwarming double romance. (Fiction. 11-13)"
=Two lone travelers help each other their achieve hearts' desires in this leisurely, character-rich western from an always interesting author. Read full book review >

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CECIL IN SPACE by Sid Hite
Released: May 1, 1999

"Cecil's ongoing discourse on the problems of the universe grow trying, but readers will relate to—and laugh over—his simple struggle to find his way. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Despite the title, Hite's latest is no sci-fi, futuristic effort, but a modern novel with a first-person narrative with echoes of such classics as Catcher in the Rye. Read full book review >

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ANSWER MY PRAYER by Sid Hite
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"Not his best, it is still a good read that will be welcomed onto middle- grade shelves. (Fiction. 11+)"
An amusing fantasy about a lazy young angel reluctantly coming to the aid of a girl. Read full book review >