Peter Sís

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Peter Sís

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in Brno, Czech Republic
May 11, 1949

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PETER SÍS is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, filmmaker, painter and author. Born in 1949 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and grew up in Prague. He studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. His animated work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He came to America in 1982, and now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his family. Peter Sís is the first children’s book artist to be named a MacArthur Fellow. In 2012 he won The Hans Christian Andersen Award.

His many distinguished books include Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, Madlenka, Rainbow Rhino, The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron
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Average rating: 3.89 · 51,960 ratings · 4,187 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wall: Growing Up Behind...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,636 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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The Conference of the Birds
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Madlenka
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Starry Messenger: Galileo G...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 548 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Tibet: Through the Red Box
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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The Pilot and the Little Pr...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Tree of Life: Charles D...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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The Three Golden Keys
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Madlenka's Dog
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Fire Truck
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 150 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 seven oceans are drops of rain...”
Peter Sís, The Conference of the Birds

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