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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) 1,143 exemplars
The Train of States (2004) 490 exemplars
Tibet: Through the Red Box (1998) 465 exemplars
L'arbre de la vida (2003) 434 exemplars
Madlenka (2000) 412 exemplars
Fire Truck (1998) 309 exemplars
The Conference of the Birds (2011) 304 exemplars
The Three Golden Keys (1994) — Autor — 269 exemplars
Komodo! (1993) 164 exemplars
Ice Cream Summer (2015) 149 exemplars
Madlenka's Dog (2002) 145 exemplars
Play, Mozart, Play! (2006) 135 exemplars
Trucks Trucks Trucks (1999) 129 exemplars
Ballerina! (2001) 125 exemplars
Robinson (2017) 95 exemplars
Rainbow Rhino (1987) 93 exemplars
Dinosaur! (2000) 85 exemplars
Madlenka Soccer Star (2010) 65 exemplars
An Ocean World (1868) 46 exemplars
Ship Ahoy! (1999) 43 exemplars
Beach Ball (1707) 27 exemplars
Waving: A Counting Book (1988) 26 exemplars
Three Yellow Dogs (1986) — Il·lustrador — 8 exemplars
Tři zlaté klíče (2001) 3 exemplars
Komodo (2016) 1 exemplars
Ballerina 1 exemplars
Madlenka Doll (2001) 1 exemplars
NICKY 6 VERA (2022) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

El Hòbbit, o viatge d'anada i tornada (1937) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions91,745 exemplars
A Wrinkle in Time (1962) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions38,327 exemplars
A Wind in the Door (1973) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions12,360 exemplars
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions11,763 exemplars
Many Waters (1986) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions7,806 exemplars
The Whipping Boy (1986) — Il·lustrador — 7,560 exemplars
The Book of Imaginary Beings (1957) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions2,651 exemplars
El siurell del vent (2000) — Il·lustrador — 1,784 exemplars
The Dreamer (2010) — Il·lustrador — 1,191 exemplars
Slaves of the Mastery (2001) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions1,038 exemplars
Firesong (2002) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions964 exemplars
The Tale of the Unknown Island (1997) — Il·lustrador — 939 exemplars
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight (1993) — Il·lustrador — 939 exemplars
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Il·lustrador — 759 exemplars
La casa de papel (2004) — Il·lustrador — 672 exemplars
Scranimals (2002) — Il·lustrador — 467 exemplars
Stories to Solve (1985) — Il·lustrador — 443 exemplars
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story (1995) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions425 exemplars
Imaginary Lands (1985) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions348 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 337 exemplars
The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House (1968) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions302 exemplars
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1965) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions265 exemplars
Monday's Troll (1996) — Il·lustrador — 231 exemplars
The Midnight Horse (1990) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions229 exemplars
A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (2004) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions229 exemplars
More Stories to Solve (1991) — Il·lustrador — 214 exemplars
The Gargoyle on the Roof (1999) — Il·lustrador — 136 exemplars
The Dream Stealer (2009) — Il·lustrador — 118 exemplars
Alphabet Soup (1988) — Il·lustrador — 101 exemplars
The Little Wing Giver (1997) — Il·lustrador — 83 exemplars
Still More Stories to Solve (1817) — Il·lustrador — 74 exemplars
The Magician's Apprentice (2012) — Il·lustrador — 57 exemplars
Rumpelstiltskin (1678) — Il·lustrador — 22 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.



So mystical; I was bored. But the illustrations are still good.
themulhern | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Nov 19, 2023 |
Really good, but grim. Barely appropriate for children. Contains some photos as well as the usual illustrations.
themulhern | Hi ha 141 ressenyes més | Nov 18, 2023 |
Only 32 pages but full of detail. As with his other biographies, Sis places numerous small illustrations around or within a larger illustrations, and these smaller illustrations are captioned. The book is large format and he includes two double page illustrations with no text at all, and some, like his illustration of the invasion of France, with very limited text. After a few of his biographies, you get to know what to expect, and if you liked one, you'll probably like them all. Sis is similar to the d'Aulaire's in this respect. I might not have wanted to read a biography of Saint-Exupery if Sis had not written one, but now I'm glad I did.… (més)
themulhern | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Nov 14, 2023 |
In December 1938, a young Englishman canceled a ski vacation and went instead to Prague to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Nazis who were crowded into the city. Setting up a makeshift headquarters in his hotel room, Nicholas Winton took names and photographs from parents desperate to get their children out of danger. He raised money, found foster families in England, arranged travel and visas, and, when necessary, bribed officials and forged documents. In the frantic spring and summer of 1939, as the Nazi shadow fell over Europe, he organized the transportation of almost 700 children to safety. Then, when the war began and no more children could be rescued, he put away his records and told no one. It was only fifty years later that a chance discovery and a famous television appearance brought Winton’s actions to light. Peter Sís weaves Winton’s experiences and the story of one of the children he saved, Vera Gissing. Nicky & Vera is a tale of decency, action, and courage told in luminous, poetic images by an internationally renowned artist.… (més)
THiPBs | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Oct 23, 2023 |



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