Peter Sís

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Peter Sís

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in Brno, Czech Republic
May 11, 1949

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Average rating: 3.89 · 48,707 ratings · 3,984 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wall: Growing Up Behind...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,494 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The Conference of the Birds
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Madlenka
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Starry Messenger: Galileo G...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Tibet: Through the Red Box
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 455 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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The Tree of Life: Charles D...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Three Golden Keys
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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The Pilot and the Little Pr...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Madlenka's Dog
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Fire Truck
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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October 2011, Peter Sís
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“When you feel empty, you have to open up your heart and let the wind sweep through it.”
Peter Sís, The Conference of the Birds

“Netfali's breath caught in his throat at the sight of the infinite colors and the gentle curve of the faraway horizon. He had never imagined the height of the white spray breaking against the rocks, the dark sand, or the air that whispered of fish and salt. He stood, captivated, feeling small and insignificant, and at the same time as if he belonged to something much grander.”
Peter Sís, The Dreamer

“The sorrow bird: We've gone too far. I'm afraid we can't go back.

Hoopoe: Back?... There's a circle, bird. Why, just think of the phoenix. He lives alone for more than a thousand years acquiring great wisdom and when it's his time to go, he gathers leaves around himself, spreads his wings, and starts a fire - a new phoenix is born from his ashes. We're going forward, bird!”
Peter Sís, The Conference of the Birds

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