Peter Sís

more photos (1)





Peter Sís

Author profile


born
in Brno, Czech Republic
May 11, 1949

gender
male

genre

About this author


Average rating: 3.89 · 45,908 ratings · 3,849 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wall: Growing Up Behind...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,368 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Conference of the Birds
by
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 540 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Madlenka
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 457 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Starry Messenger: Galileo G...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tibet: Through the Red Box
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tree of Life: Charles D...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Three Golden Keys
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Madlenka's Dog
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fire Truck
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Komodo!
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Peter Sís…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Interviews

October 2011, Peter Sís
"His Favorite Illustrated Books: Take flight into the richly drawn worlds of these recs from the artist behind a new adaptation of The Conference of the Birds." ...More

more interviews »

“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

Topics Mentioning This Author



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Peter to Goodreads.