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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Peter Sís

Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei (1996) 1,157 exemplar
The Train of States (2004) 495 exemplar
Tibet: Through the Red Box (1998) 470 exemplar
Madlenka (2000) 420 exemplar
Fire Truck (1998) 315 exemplar
The Conference of the Birds (2011) 313 exemplar
The Three Golden Keys (1994) — Författare — 276 exemplar
Komodo! (1993) 164 exemplar
Ice Cream Summer (2015) 152 exemplar
Madlenka's Dog (2002) 147 exemplar
Play, Mozart, Play! (2006) 135 exemplar
Trucks Trucks Trucks (1999) 130 exemplar
Ballerina! (2001) 126 exemplar
Robinson (2017) 100 exemplar
Rainbow Rhino (1987) 93 exemplar
Dinosaur! (2000) 86 exemplar
Madlenka Soccer Star (2010) 68 exemplar
An Ocean World (1868) 47 exemplar
Ship Ahoy! (1999) 43 exemplar
Beach Ball (1707) 27 exemplar
Waving: A Counting Book (1988) 26 exemplar
Three Yellow Dogs (1986) — Illustratör — 8 exemplar
Tři zlaté klíče (2001) 3 exemplar
NICKY 6 VERA (2022) 1 exemplar
Madlenka Doll (2001) 1 exemplar
Ballerina 1 exemplar
Madlenka 1 exemplar
Komodo (2016) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Sís, Peter
Czechoslovakia (birth)
Brno, Czech Republic
Brno, Czech Republic (birth)
Prague, Czech Republic
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Royal College of Art
Priser och utmärkelser
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)
Kort biografi
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.



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.… (mer)
AnnesLibrary | 9 andra recensioner | 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 | 18 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2024 |
Another marvelous book for young readers by Peter Sis. Not so much a biography to be read as an exploration in words and art of a life to be explored and browsed. Highly recommended for middle and high school readers.
vverse23 | 24 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2024 |
A good-looking book, but I thought the multiple narrative styles made the reading of it disjointed.
LibrarianDest | 142 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |



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