Marcus Pfister





Marcus Pfister


Born
in Bern, Switzerland
July 30, 1960

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Marcus Pfister was born in Berne, Switzerland, and began his career as a graphic artist in an advertising agency. In 1983, he decided to dedicate more time to artistic pursuits, and began to write and illustrate his first book, The Sleepy Owl, which was published in 1986. His best-known work to date is The Rainbow Fish, which has remained on bestseller lists across the United States since 1992.

Marcus does most of his illustrations for children's books in watercolors. He begins each book by stretching watercolor paper over a wooden board so that it won't warp when wet. He then copies his rough sketches onto the paper in pencil. At this point, he is ready to begin painting. For backgrounds and blended contours, he uses wet paint on wet paper
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Average rating: 4.14 · 106,774 ratings · 2,903 reviews · 159 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Rainbow Fish

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4.16 avg rating — 100,509 ratings — published 1992 — 76 editions
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Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!

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4.14 avg rating — 1,270 ratings — published 1992 — 34 editions
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Rainbow Fish and the Big Bl...

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4.16 avg rating — 1,051 ratings — published 1998 — 27 editions
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Milo and the Magical Stones

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4.09 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Penguin Pete

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3.75 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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Rainbow Fish and the Sea Mo...

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3.90 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Questions, Questions

3.70 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Dazzle the Dinosaur

3.77 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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You Can't Win Them All, Rai...

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Rainbow Fish Discovers the ...

3.83 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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