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Sís, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 286 works in 1,173 publications in 18 languages and 83,375 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Picture books  Biographies  Toy and movable books  Autobiographies  Poetry  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Translator, Other, Collector, Draftsman, Contributor, Dedicator
Classifications: PZ7.F5992, FIC
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The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman( Book )
84 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 6,621 libraries worldwide
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws
Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 3,046 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 2,761 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,647 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 Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,620 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 dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,597 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
The tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinker by Peter Sís( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,150 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the famous nineteenth-century naturalist using text from Darwin's writings and detailed drawings by Sis
The train of states by Peter Sís( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,972 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 1,953 libraries worldwide
A trip around the block to tell everyone in the neighbourhood about Madlenka's wiggly tooth is like a trip around the world
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about birds, beasts, vegetables and flowers that have been scrambled together to create mysterious new creatures
Fire truck by Peter Sís( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,848 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
The midnight horse by Sid Fleischman( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
On a coach bound for Cricklewood, the orphan boy Touch caught his first glimpse of the haunt named The Great Chaffalo. According to rumor, he was once a famous magician who could turn a pile of straw into a horse. Now, Touch needs the ghost's help in order to escape his wicked great-uncle. So, with an armload of straw and a determined spirit, Touch makes his plea to The Great Chaffalo--and, magically, a horse appears! But can magic save Touch when his great-uncle's schemes grow even more villainous?
Komodo! by Peter Sís( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 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 )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,638 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
Madlenka's dog by Peter Sís( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,498 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 )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
Billedbog om farmeren Lonesome John, et fugleskræmsel og en ensom ung medhjælper
The three golden keys by Peter Sís( Book )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,346 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 13 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 libraries worldwide
El muro : crecer tras el telón de acero by Peter Sís( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Annotated illustrations, maps, and dreamscapes explore how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, in a powerful graphic memoir
 
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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-
Sis, Peter.
Sís, Peter 1949-...
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
Languages
English (270)
German (29)
French (28)
Spanish (21)
Chinese (15)
Japanese (13)
Czech (12)
Danish (4)
Italian (4)
Korean (2)
Swedish (2)
Persian (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (2)
Slovak (1)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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