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A small tall tale from the far Far North

Author: Peter Sís
Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux edView all editions and formats
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With the help of Eskimos, Jan Welzl survives a perilous journey from central Europe to the Arctic regions in the late 1800s. One hundred years ago a young man named Jan Welzl left his home in Europe and headed for the Far North. He rode off in a horse-drawn cart, traded the cart for a sled pulled by reindeer, and was gone for thirty years. Like Robinson Crusoe, he turned adversity into adventure and the wilderness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Jan Welzl; Jan Welzl; Jan Welzl
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sís
ISBN: 0374370753 9780374370756 0374467250 9780374467258
OCLC Number: 44110290
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by Peter Sis.
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With the help of Eskimos, Jan Welzl survives a perilous journey from central Europe to the Arctic regions in the late 1800s. One hundred years ago a young man named Jan Welzl left his home in Europe and headed for the Far North. He rode off in a horse-drawn cart, traded the cart for a sled pulled by reindeer, and was gone for thirty years. Like Robinson Crusoe, he turned adversity into adventure and the wilderness into a dream, where anything could happen and anyone could be a hero. In this reissue of one of his earlier works, award-winning author/artist Peter Sis explores the life of Czech folk hero Jan Welzl and re-creates his extraordinary Arctic odyssey. Mixing fact with legend, he paints the fascinating story of a little-known explorer and the native people who became his teachers and his friends. With maps, storyboards, panoramas, and even a myth told in pictographs, Peter Sis has concocted a visual feast. "Sis casts a spell of enchantment. Jan Welzl never had a better friend."--The Washington Post Book World.

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