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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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Released: Aug. 1, 1966

"It's just the right tone that would really have appealed to Chancy and his contemporaries, and the sometimes wildly funny West comes off here with an underlying sense of authenticity."
Sid Fleischman has gone into a tall tale spin again, and as always the results are totally enjoyable. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Civil War buffs and fans of the series will find a solid summary of a key battle. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"On to Richmond!" was the Yanks' cry in 1862, but Fredericksburg stood in the way. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN DITHERS by Sid Hite
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Hilarious. (Fiction. 12+)"
Return to whimsical Willow County in this charming sequel to Dither Farm (1992). Read full book review >

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AN EVEN BREAK by Sid Hite
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A fast read, without any bumps, that, like the average TV show, leaves almost no impression. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An unambitious novella about ambitious 12-year-old Frisk: He gets a summer job managing a backroom pool hall in Wilma, Virginia; sets up his mother with the polite pro who teaches him the game; and, by stepping in for his mentor at the pivotal moment in a pool tournament (which comprises a third of the book), becomes the toast of the pool hall. Read full book review >

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GRE/GMAT MATH by Sid Thatte
Released: June 24, 2010

"Perhaps too fast-moving for beginners but an astute, well-paced reviewfor anyone looking to conquer the logistical and mathematical challenges of the GRE and GMAT."
Thatte's first study guide provides not just a systematic approach to solving math problems on the Graduate Record Examinations and Graduate Management Admission Test, but also the strategies to help readers do so as quickly and easily as possible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"May interest those well versed in high-level physics, but general readers beware."
An intriguing but often-confusing exploration of a fringe scientific theory. Read full book review >