Sydney Carton (Tale of Two Cities) Sydney Carton is one of the protagonists in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, which takes place before and during the French Revolution of the 18th century. He is a dissolute lawyer and a wastrel, bitter, cynical and seemingly without merit. His polar opposite is Charles Darnay, the French aristocrat married to Lucie Manette, who is falsely accused of treason, sentenced to death and imprisoned in Paris. It is the profoundly moving experience of his unrequited love for Lucie (Darnay’s wife) which brings forth in Carton the hitherto unseen noble aspect of his nature. In a stirring reversal of fortune, Carton exchanges places with his look-alike, Darnay, and goes to the guillotine in his stead, prompting one of the most quoted lines in literature: “It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done…” Carton’s redemption and resurrection are symbolically represented by the child of Darnay and Lucie, whom they name Sydney for him.
Sidney - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Sidney.
Sarah Bear & Sweet Sidney (Nancy Patz) - Sweet Sidney wakes up and begins to prepare eagerly for spring's arrival, but Sarah Bear insists it's still too dark and cold. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs (Phil Vischer) - Two very different pigs learn an important lesson about God's perfect love. A stirring story and lovely illustrations create a multi-layered tale that is both charming and thought-provoking. Sidney & Norman uses the simple context of two pigs living next door to each other to communicate a profound truth about how we judge each other and often judge ourselves. On the surface, Sidney & Norman appears to be a picture book that will entertain kids. But this story has deeply moved adult audiences as well and can help us reconsider how much God loves us and how we love each other. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker (Bernice Myers) - In this Cinderella spoof, Sidney Rella becomes a football player with a little help from his fairy godfather.Sidney Rella is left with the chores while his parents go to work and his brothers try out for the football team. Sidney's great wish is to be on that team. Enter his fairy godfather, who makes short shrift of the chores and sends Sidney off to try-outs. He succeeds, and on the day of the big game, his fairy godfather waves him off…read it to see how it ends! Recommended for ages uncertain.
Sidney Saidso: the Miss Know-It-All Girl (April Lee Turner) - In the first book of the Sidney Saidso series, you meet a young girl who thinks she knows it all. Sidney is constantly being bossy, taking other students things, and correcting everyone's mistakes. When her friends are finally tired of her ways, Sidney learns the true meaning of being the Miss-Know-It All Girl. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Sidney the Little Blue Elephant (Sharon Rentta) - Sidney's got a secret. He can't ride a bicycle. All his friends can do it, how hard can it be? But when he tries it's Crash! Thump! Splosh! all the way. Just when Sidney's ready to give up, his friends come running to his rescue, and soon he discovers that with their help, even an elephant can ride a bicycle! This first book in the popular "Sidney the Little Blue Elephant" series is now available as a board book. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Sidney the Silly Who Only Eats 6 (M. W. Penn) - King Sidney is silly, he only eats 6, but the time comes when Chef Brolly puts his foot down and Sidney must find a way to get what he wants without driving everyone in the palace crazy! Join Sidney as he learns about compromise and develops his own creative solutions to the problems he faces. This unique book combines math and poetry in a way that will appeal to children and adults alike. The story introduces a number of basic math concepts making it equally compelling as a bedtime story, or as an educational picture book in any Elementary classroom. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Sidney Won't Swim (Hilde Schurmanns) - Sidney's class is about to have its first swimming lesson, but Sidney can't possibly go swimming. He has a tummy-ache. He forgot his swimming bag. He could turn into a monster if he gets wet! Sidney just knows that swimming is dumb and boring. But maybe he's just the tiniest bit afraid? Sympathetic, comical text and adorable illustrations make this tale of a familiar childhood struggle impossible to resist. Children big and small will giggle at Sidney's creative attempts to escape and share in his ultimate triumph. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Famous People Named Sidney - Sidney Poitier (actor); Sidney Lumet (film director); Sidney Sheldon (author); Sidney Crosby (hockey player); Sid Vicious (British musician); Sidney Bechet (jazz musician)
Famous People Who Named Their Child Sidney - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Sidney.
Sidney - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sidney.