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Sís, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 280 works in 1,134 publications in 17 languages and 83,047 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Action and adventure fiction  Biographies  Picture books  Poetry  Adventure stories  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Translator, Other, Dedicator, Contributor, Draftsman, Collector
Classifications: PZ7.F5992, FIC
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The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman( Book )

83 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 6,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just think of it! The young Prince Brat (as everyone calls him) has a whipping boy who takes his punishment for him! The two of them run away only to be captured by kidnappers who get them mixed up. The adventure continues and includes the hot potato man, a dancing bear, and lots of rats! (Reading Grade Level: 3 - 5) (An Accelerated Reader title)
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 Undetermined and held by 3,046 WorldCat member 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 2,762 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,657 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."
The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,627 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,590 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Stories to solve : folktales from around the world by George Shannon( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 2,359 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,153 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2,068 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 train of states by Peter Sís( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member 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 1,955 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 13th floor : a ghost story by Sid Fleischman( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,904 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 1,876 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
The midnight horse by Sid Fleischman( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,644 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 1,632 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 1,504 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 three golden keys by Peter Sís( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
 
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The whipping boy
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

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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 dragons are singing tonightThe Dream StealerThe dreamerStories to solve : folktales from around the worldThe tree of life : a book depicting the life of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist & thinkerFollow the dream