Sís, Peter 1949-
Most widely held works about Peter Sís
Most widely held works by Peter Sís
The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman ( Book )
61 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 4,757 libraries worldwide
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,850 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER "I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side-the Communist side-of the Iron Curtain." Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sis learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities-creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed. By joining memory and history, Sis takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art.
Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 2,751 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.
Tibet : through the red box by Peter Sís ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 2,650 libraries worldwide
The author recreates his father's visit to Tibet and the wondrous things that he found there.
The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,558 libraries worldwide
A plucky Mexican girl tries to recover her dream from the Dream Stealer, who takes her to his castle where countless dreams and even more adventures await.
The dragons are singing tonight by Jack Prelutsky ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,485 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about dragons, including "I'm an Amiable Dragon," "If You Don't Believe in Dragons," and "A Dragon Is in My Computer."
The tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinker by Peter Sís ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,112 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the famous nineteenth-century naturalist using text from Darwin's writings and detailed drawings by Sis.
Follow the dream by Peter Sís ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 libraries worldwide
Christopher Columbus overcomes a number of obstacles to fulfill his dream of sailing west to find a new route to the Orient.
The midnight horse by Sid Fleischman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
Touch enlists the help of The Great Chaffalo, a ghostly magician, to thwart his great-uncle's plans to put Touch into the orphan house and swindle The Red Raven Inn away from Miss Sally.
The 13th floor : a ghost story by Sid Fleischman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative.
The train of states by Peter Sís ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,841 libraries worldwide
Gives information about each state, including capital, motto, state tree, state bird, source of name, and date of statehood.
The dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world. Includes author's note about the poet.
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of puns and rhymes where birds, beasts, vegetables, and flowers have been scrambled together to create never-seen-before creatures.
Madlenka by Peter Sís ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
Madlenka, whose New York City neighbors include the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the South American grocer, and the Chinese shopkeeper, goes around the block to show her friends her loose tooth and finds that it is like taking a trip around the world.
Komodo by Peter Sís ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
A young boy who loves dragons goes with his parents to the Indonesian island of Komodo in hopes of seeing a real dragon. Includes factual information about the Komodo dragon.
Monday's troll by Jack Prelutsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
A collection of seventeen poems about such unsavory characters as witches, ogres, wizards, trolls, giants, a yeti, and seven grubby goblins.
Fire truck by Peter Sís ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,614 libraries worldwide
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders, three hoses, and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.
Trucks, trucks, trucks by Peter Sís ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
As a little boy cleans up his room, he gives one word descriptions of the work his various toy trucks do, such as hauling, plowing, and loading. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.
The scarebird by Sid Fleischman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Persian and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
A lonely old farmer realizes the value of human friendship when a young man comes to help him and his scarecrow with their farm.
Stories to solve : folktales from around the world by George Shannon ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented. Each of these 14 delightful folktales is a short puzzle to be solved through cleverness, common sense or careful observation of details in the text. The tales are timeless and universal.
Adventure and adventurers America Animals, Mythical Astronomers Authors, American Biography Brothers and sisters Catholic Church Children's poetry, American Chile China--Tibet Autonomous Region Curiosity Czech Americans Czechoslovakia Discoveries in science Dragons Dreams Explorers Fantasy fiction Fiction Galilei, Galileo,--1564-1642 Ghosts Heliocentric astrology History Illustrators Imagination Intellect Italy Juvenile works Mexico Moon Neruda, Pablo,--1904-1973 Outlaws Picture books for children Pirates Poetry Poets, Chilean Scientists Sís, Peter,--1949- Social history Specimens Stars Suffering Tales Telescopes Time travel Toy and movable books Travel Twins United States
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