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Sís, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 287 works in 965 publications in 18 languages and 82,802 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, Draftsman, 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 6,766 WorldCat member 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 2,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man, a genius, and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the stars down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. In this amazing new book, Peter Sis employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sis tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. - -Publisher's description
Tibet : through the red box by Peter Sís( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,700 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,651 WorldCat member 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 2,546 WorldCat member 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 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented
The dragons are singing tonight by Jack Prelutsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 2,401 WorldCat member 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."
Follow the dream by Peter Sís( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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 tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinker by Peter Sís( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,099 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,984 WorldCat member 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 1,965 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
Madlenka by Peter Sís( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member 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
The midnight horse by Sid Fleischman( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy who loves dragons goes with his parents to the Idonesian island of Komodo in hopes of seeing a real dragon. Includes factual information about the Komodo dragon
Trucks, trucks, trucks by Peter Sís( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member 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 1,671 WorldCat member 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 1,526 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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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The whipping boy
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

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Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo GalileiTibet : through the red boxThe Dream StealerThe dreamerStories to solve : folktales from around the worldThe dragons are singing tonightFollow the dreamThe tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinker