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Sís, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 269 works in 937 publications in 18 languages and 83,021 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Poetry  Adventure stories  Biographical fiction  Miscellanea  Picture books  Toy and movable books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Translator, Other, Collector, Dedicator, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.F5992, FIC
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The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman( Book )
78 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 6,763 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 )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 3,039 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
The dragons are singing tonight by Jack Prelutsky( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,708 libraries worldwide
Digte om drager som billedbog
Tibet : through the red box by Peter Sís( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,700 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,652 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 )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,548 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
Stories to solve : folktales from around the world by George Shannon( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 2,408 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 )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,185 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 )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 2,123 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,984 libraries worldwide
Gives information about each state, including capital, motto, state tree, state bird, source of name, and date of statehood
The 13th floor : a ghost story by Sid Fleischman( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,963 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
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 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
Fire truck by Peter Sís( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,868 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 1,801 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?
Madlenka by Peter Sís( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,794 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 )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,752 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 )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,688 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 gatefold illustration that opens into a threepage spread
Monday's troll by Jack Prelutsky( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,669 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 1,525 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 1,473 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
 
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Alternative Names
Peter Sís Amerikaans schrijver
Peter Sís Czech illustrator and writer
Peter Sís écrivain et illustrateur tchèque
Peter Sís tschechoslowakischer, US-amerikanischer Bilderbuchkünstler und Trickfilmzeichner
Petr Sís Český ilustrátor a spisovatel
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 (247)
German (21)
Spanish (18)
French (17)
Chinese (16)
Japanese (14)
Swedish (5)
Danish (3)
Italian (3)
Czech (3)
Persian (2)
Korean (2)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
Catalan (1)
Slovak (1)
Portuguese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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