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Peter Sís

Peter Sís
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Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter's books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were all named Caldecott Honor books by the American Library Association. The Wall was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal.In addition, Peter Sís is the first children’s book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People.Peter Sís lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.

Caldecott Honor Book

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The Tree of Life
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The Tree of Life

Peter Sís
Square Fish
Square Fish

In this brilliant presentation of a revolutionary thinker's life, the picture book becomes an art form

As far as I can judge, I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men...

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The Pilot and the Little Prince
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The Pilot and the Little Prince

written & illustrated by Peter Sís
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot—and that was when his adventures began. He found...

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The Magician's Apprentice
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The Magician's Apprentice

Kate Banks, illustrated by Peter Sís
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Baz has always dreamed about following his two older brothers out of his dusty little town, so when a stranger comes to his family's home and asks him to be a weaver's apprentice, Baz is eager to...

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Madlenka Soccer Star

Madlenka Soccer Star

written & illustrated by Peter Sís
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

This ebook includes audio narration.

Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.

Madlenka—that cosmopolitan little...

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Madlenka
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Madlenka

Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

For Madlenka, a trip around her city block is like a trip around the world.

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The Wall
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The Wall

Peter Sis
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

"I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain." Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and...

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Madlenka's Dog
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Madlenka's Dog

Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"Inspiring memories in the old and imagination in the young, the dog is a noble beast indeed, and Madlenka's Dog's resonant intergenerational connections make it an inspired choice for sharing." --Starred, The Horn Book

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Faust
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Faust

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Translated by Randall Jarrell; With 11 Drawings by Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Goethe's classic, enlivened by Randall Jarrell's fine translation and Peter Sís's dark, dreamy illustrations

Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is one of his most...

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Starry Messenger
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Starry Messenger

Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei

In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge...

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Tibet Through the Red Box
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Tibet Through the Red Box

Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A father's diary, an artist's memoir.

By the author of the best-selling Three Golden Keys.

While my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked in a red box....

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