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Sís, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,131 publications in 18 languages and 82,828 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  History  Picture books  Poetry  Adventure stories  Toy and movable books  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Translator, Other, Dedicator, Collector, Draftsman, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.F5992, FIC
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The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman( Book )

83 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 6,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just think of it! The young Prince Brat (as everyone calls him) has a whipping boy who takes his punishment for him! The two of them run away only to be captured by kidnappers who get them mixed up. The adventure continues and includes the hot potato man, a dancing bear, and lots of rats! (Reading Grade Level: 3 - 5) (An Accelerated Reader title)
Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 3,037 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recreates his father's visit to Tibet and the wondrous things that he found there
The dragons are singing tonight by Jack Prelutsky( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,665 WorldCat member 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."
Stories to solve : folktales from around the world by George Shannon( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented
The tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinker by Peter Sís( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,146 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2,070 WorldCat member 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 train of states by Peter Sís( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information about each state, including capital, motto, state tree, state bird, source of name, and date of statehood
Madlenka by Peter Sís( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member 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
The 13th floor : a ghost story by Sid Fleischman( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member 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. Ghosts, witchcraft, treasure, and the mischief of illusion and delusion are the ingredients of this many-faceted novel. Newly orphaned Buddy Stebbins stumbles onto the 13th floor of a shabby building and is transported 300 years in the past
Fire truck by Peter Sís( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,852 WorldCat member 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. Matt loves fire trucks and one morning when he wakes up, he IS a fire truck! His wheels and sirens couldn't be handier for performing many important duties around the house. A young boy becomes so obsessed with fire trucks that he becomes one. Only the lure of pancakes can bring him back to his little-boy body. (Best Books for Children, 7th ed.)
The midnight horse by Sid Fleischman( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member 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
Komodo! by Peter Sís( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member 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
Trucks, trucks, trucks by Peter Sís( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy cleans up his room using a variety of trucks and gives a one-word description of their work such as hauling, plowing, and loading. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread
Monday's troll by Jack Prelutsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen poems about such unsavory characters as witches, ogres, wizards, trolls, giants, a yeti, and seven grubby goblins
Madlenka's dog by Peter Sís( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Madlenka walks her imaginary dog around her city block, her neighbors see in her pet the image of the dogs they had as a children
The scarebird by Sid Fleischman( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member 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
The three golden keys by Peter Sís( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by a cat on a magical journey through the deserted streets of Prague, a man comes upon some of the city's landmarks and finds the keys to his childhood home in three traditional Czech tales
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 -- Si;s 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
Zeď : jak jsem vyrůstal za železnou oponou by Peter Sís( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The whipping boy
Alternative Names
Peter Sís

Peter Sís Amerikaans schrijver

Peter Sís Czech illustrator and writer

Peter Sís écrivain et illustrateur tchèque

Peter Sís tschechoslowakischer, US-amerikanischer Bilderbuchkünstler und Trickfilmzeichner

Shisu, Pītā 1949-

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Sís, Petr

Sís, Petr 1949-

Sīs, Pitir 1949-

Xisi, Bide 1949-

시스, 페터 1949-

시스, 피터 1949-

シス, ピーター

ピーター・シス

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Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo GalileiTibet : through the red boxThe dragons are singing tonightStories to solve : folktales from around the worldThe tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinkerFollow the dreamThe train of statesMadlenka