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The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain

Autore: Peter Sís
Editore: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : Pubblico giovane : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Persona incaricata: Peter Sís; Peter Sís
Tipo materiale: Biography, Pubblico giovane, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Peter Sís
ISBN: 9780374347017 0374347018
Numero OCLC: 70839815
Note: "Frances Foster books."
Art techniques used: detailed yet playful drawings in pen and ink. Limited use of color to heighten the story.
Riconoscimenti: Caldecott Honor Book, 2008.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2008.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2008
Descrizione: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 32 cm.
Dettagli: Robert F. Sibert Medal, 2008.
Responsabilità: Peter Sís.
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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.

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A nice addition to any library.

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    This is a difficult book to describe.  It is a "picture" book / graphic presentation of the life of illustrator Peter Sis.  It contains information about the conditions during the Cold War.  The book is dramatic and the use of beige, red, black and white is visually...
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