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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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 >