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Sobre l'autor

Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1949 and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career as a filmmaker and won the Golden Bear Award at the 1980 West Berlin Film Festival for an animated short. He has also won the Grand Prix mostra'n més Toronto and the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and in 1983 collaborated with Bob Dylan on You Got to Serve Somebody. His film work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1982 Sis was sent to Los Angeles to produce a film for the 1984 Winter Olympics. But the film project was canceled when Czechoslovakia and the entire Eastern bloc decided to boycott the Olympics. Ordered by his government to return home, Sis decided to stay in the United States and was granted asylum. Sis then met Maurice Sendak who introduced him to children's books, and he moved to New York City in 1984 to begin a career in children's literature. Sís earned quick acclaim with the publication of the 1986 Newbery Medal Winner, The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleishman, for which he did the illustrations. Sis is a five-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.. Komodo! and A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North were each named a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and he has won a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Komodo! and a Silver Medal for The Three Golden Keys. Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei was a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book, as was Tibet Through the Red Box. Sis has also received a MacArthur Fellowship Sis' editorial illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other magazines in the United States and abroad. He has published nearly 1,000 drawings in The New York Times Book Review. He has designed many book jackets and posters, including, in 1984, the famous poster for Milos Forman's Academy Award-winning motion picture Amadeus. He has also completed a mural for the Washington/Baltimore Airport, a poster for the New York City subway system, and a stage set for the Joffrey Ballet. His work has been exhibited in Prague, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and New York in both group and one-man shows. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Matěj Baťha

Obres de Peter Sís

Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei (1996) 1,182 exemplars
The Train of States (2004) 503 exemplars
Tibet: Through the Red Box (1998) 475 exemplars
L'arbre de la vida (2003) 442 exemplars
Madlenka (2000) 423 exemplars
Fire Truck (1998) 318 exemplars
The Conference of the Birds (2011) 316 exemplars
The Three Golden Keys (1994) — Autor — 281 exemplars
Komodo! (1993) 167 exemplars
Ice Cream Summer (2015) 157 exemplars
Madlenka's Dog (2002) 148 exemplars
Play, Mozart, Play! (2006) 136 exemplars
Trucks Trucks Trucks (1999) 131 exemplars
Ballerina! (2001) 128 exemplars
Alphabet Soup (1988) — Il·lustrador — 106 exemplars
Robinson (2017) 102 exemplars
Rainbow Rhino (1987) 94 exemplars
Dinosaur! (2000) 86 exemplars
Madlenka Soccer Star (2010) 68 exemplars
An Ocean World (1868) 48 exemplars
Ship Ahoy! (1999) 43 exemplars
Beach Ball (1707) 27 exemplars
Waving: A Counting Book (1988) 26 exemplars
Three Yellow Dogs (1986) — Il·lustrador — 10 exemplars
Tři zlaté klíče (2001) 3 exemplars
Komodo (2016) 1 exemplars
Madlenka Doll (2001) 1 exemplars
Madlenka 1 exemplars
NICKY 6 VERA (2022) 1 exemplars
Ballerina 1 exemplars

Obres associades

El Hòbbit, o viatge d'anada i tornada (1937) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions94,185 exemplars
A Wrinkle in Time (1962) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions39,391 exemplars
A Wind in the Door (1973) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions12,663 exemplars
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions11,992 exemplars
Many Waters (1986) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions8,001 exemplars
The Whipping Boy (1986) — Il·lustrador — 7,779 exemplars
The Book of Imaginary Beings (1957) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions2,694 exemplars
El siurell del vent (2000) — Il·lustrador — 1,819 exemplars
The Dreamer (2010) — Il·lustrador — 1,250 exemplars
Slaves of the Mastery (2001) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions1,064 exemplars
Firesong (2002) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions987 exemplars
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight (1993) — Il·lustrador — 964 exemplars
The Tale of the Unknown Island (1997) — Il·lustrador — 959 exemplars
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Il·lustrador — 769 exemplars
La casa de papel (2004) — Il·lustrador — 679 exemplars
Scranimals (2002) — Il·lustrador — 477 exemplars
Stories to Solve (1985) — Il·lustrador — 463 exemplars
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story (1995) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions438 exemplars
Imaginary Lands (1985) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions355 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 346 exemplars
The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House (1968) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions310 exemplars
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1965) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions275 exemplars
The Midnight Horse (1990) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions241 exemplars
Monday's Troll (1996) — Il·lustrador — 238 exemplars
A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (2004) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions236 exemplars
More Stories to Solve (1991) — Il·lustrador — 223 exemplars
The Gargoyle on the Roof (1999) — Il·lustrador — 139 exemplars
The Dream Stealer (2009) — Il·lustrador — 128 exemplars
The Little Wing Giver (1997) — Il·lustrador — 86 exemplars
Still More Stories to Solve (1817) — Il·lustrador — 76 exemplars
The Magician's Apprentice (2012) — Il·lustrador — 57 exemplars
Rumpelstiltskin (1678) — Il·lustrador — 23 exemplars
Tales of the Amber Ring (1981) — Il·lustrador — 10 exemplars
A Gopher in the Garden and Other Animal Poems (1967) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions6 exemplars
Higgledy Piggledy (1986) — Il·lustrador — 4 exemplars
After Good-Night (1987) — Il·lustrador — 3 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Sís, Peter
Data de naixement
Czechoslovakia (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Brno, Czech Republic
Llocs de residència
Brno, Czech Republic (birth)
Prague, Czech Republic
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Royal College of Art
Premis i honors
Golden Bear Award (1980 West Berlin Film Festival)
Grand Prix Toronto
Cine Golden Eagle Award
MacArthur Fellowship (2003)
May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer (2011)
Hans Christian Andersen Award (2012)
Biografia breu
Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. Born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1949, he began his film career by winning the Golden Bear Award at the 1980 West Berlin Film Festival for an animated short. His film work is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He turned to publishing in 1984 and quickly became one of the leading artists in the field. With more than twenty books to his credit and almost as many honors, Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Most recently, in 2007, he published The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain, which was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal and was also named a Caldecott Honor Book. Peter Sís was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003. He lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.



I think this one falls in the category of “children’s books that aren’t actually written for children” - it assumes a lot of prior knowledge of the Cold War that most kids won’t have, the vocabulary would be frustrating to many kids, and it is very ideologically heavy-handed. That said, there definitely are history enthusiasts among our young readers that would be familiar enough with the subject matter to pick up what Sis is trying to do with this story, so I’d recommend it to that subgroup, but don’t have this be their intro to the Cold War.… (més)
sloth852 | Hi ha 143 ressenyes més | Apr 8, 2024 |
Beautiful, appropriately medieval, both spare and maximalist. Makes me want to read the original next.
localgayangel | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2024 |
In explaining why he wrote this book, award winning author and illustrator Peter Sis said, "I was always looking up the celebrated adventures, explorers, inventors, and dreamers. But I had not paid enough attention to the reluctant and quiet heroes. Here was a man who would see something wrong and do something to correct it, but who never claimed to be a hero." How lucky we are that Sis learned of Nicholas Winston's story and the children he helped like Vera Gissing. This inspirational story provides a different look into WWII. It is also a timely topic, with refugees fleeing conflict today, and provokes discussion of this issue with young readers and adults.… (més)
AnnesLibrary | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |
Peter Sis delves into childhood memories and his father's diary to create a book for young readers filled quite literally with wonder and magic. As a child, Sis' father disappeared to Tibet for many months, and returned with secrets that took years to gradually divulge to his son. Less a travelogue and more an exploration of our shared inner psychologies and myths, Tibet transports and transforms.
vverse23 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2024 |



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