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Born in Czechoslovakia in 1949, Peter Sis is an internationally renowned author and illustrator of many books for children. He has now received, among many awards, three Caldecott Honours, the Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, and the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award. He also received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 for his lasting contribution to children's illustration. He has lived in New York City in America since 1984.
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Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 7 - 11 year old category. Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Fully illustrated, this is a beautiful and intriguing biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the highly original author of the classic French story, The Little Prince. In his detailed and illuminating illustrations, Peter Sis brilliantly conveys the story of this extraordinary explorer and his love of everything to do with aviation. A very fitting companion title to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece. A Piece of Passion from Adam Freudenheim, Pushkin Children’s Books I've long admired the work of the Czech-born illustrator Peter Sís, and here I think he's found the perfect subject, which seems to me to be bringing the best out of him artistically and also producing a book with real appeal.The Little Prince is one of best loved children’s books in the UK. This book is a completely new take on the universe of this extraordinary author.
Peter Sis blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a magical picture book filled with heart and imagination that readers will want to return to again and again.
Charles Darwin was an independent thinker who continues even now to influence the way we look at the natural world. His endless curiosity and passion for detail resulted in a wealth of notebooks, diaries, correspondence, and published writings that Peter Sis transforms into a visual treasure trove. A multi-layered journey through Danivin's world, The Tree of Life begins with his childhood and traces the arc of his life through university and career. In wondrous pictures executed in fine pen and ink and lush watercolours, Peter Sis has shaped a brilliant introduction to Charles Darwin.
'A fascinating book, THE PILOT AND THE LITTLE PRINCE invites big kids (literal and metaphorical) to take the time... to dig in its pages ... to lose oneself in delicate drawings, dreamlike and peppered with sly winks.' Liberation 'A sumptuous allegory, magnificently drawn, by another poet who has wandered far from his home in order to find his own horizon.' Le Monde