Search Results: "Sid Jacobson"


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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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DISAPPEARING ACT by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Realistic fiction it's not, but good, quick, and smart fun—definitely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A brother and sister on the run find refuge and rescue among the eclectic and eccentric characters of Venice Beach. Read full book review >

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MCBROOM'S EAR by Sid Fleischman
Released: Nov. 10, 1969

"More yeasty Fleischman."
Being the honest truth about the Great Grasshopper War, later known as the War of McBroom's Ear of Corn "so big you couldn't see it at a single glance." Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 1977

"Clint ends up marching in a special parade for the 87 residents of Furnace Flats, and Fleischman adds enough peppy and preposterous incidentals (like Grandpa, a telegraph operator, clicking Morse code messages to Clint with his teeth) to keep fidgety readers in tow."
The day the circus train comes through Furnace Flats, Arizona, starts out sour for Clint, who's too young to follow the circus to the performance in the next big town. Read full book review >

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JUDY AND I by Sid Luft
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"A revealing look behind the curtain—if not the persona—from the man who helped Garland reclaim the limelight after Hollywood let her down."
Hollywood producer Luft reflects on his relationship with show business legend Judy Garland, whom he married (and managed) during the final great phase of her performing career. Read full book review >

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PRISONERS OF FLIGHT by Sid Gustafson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"An excruciatingly interior story: plot and activity quickly fade in the face of remembrance, regret, and recrimination in a carefully worked-out narrative that becomes suffocating after a while."
A lugubrious debut about the unhappy fate of four people stranded for the winter in a cabin in backwoods Montana. 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 >

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IT'S NOTHING TO A MOUNTAIN by Sid Hite
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Grand entertainment. (Fiction. 11+)"
The author of Dither Farm (1992) spins another offbeat adventure, enacted by less extraordinary but still vibrant characters. Read full book review >

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HUMBUG MOUNTAIN by Sid Fleischman
Released: Oct. 19, 1978

"Tarnatious fun all the way."
Sid Fleischman's zest for frontier foolishment and humbug is at full steam in this story of an itinerant newspaperman's family heading for their own six lots in the new city of Sunshine, planned and executed by their steamboat-captain grandfather. Read full book review >