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Peter Sís

Peter Sís

·3.89·77,355 Ratings
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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  • The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story

    2007·
    ·3.5·335 Ratings
    When Buddy Stebbins stumbles onto the thirteenth floor of a shabby old building, he finds himself suddenly transported aboard a leaking pirate ship in a howling storm—three hundred years in the past! Cast adrift with Captain John Crack-stone, Buddy wash
  • Madlenka's Dog

    2002·
    ·4.04·203 Ratings
    Another delightful romp around Madlenka's city blockMadlenka wants a dog! She doesn't really care what kind, so long as it's a dog that she can put on a leash and walk around the block. But her mother and father say NO! What is Madlenka to do? It just tak
  • Komodo!

    1993·
    ·3.55·181 Ratings
    "Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon....[The boy] takes the road less traveled through the jungle, where he encounters the dragon of his dr
  • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

    2007·
    ·4.06·3,798 Ratings
    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 Sí­s shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red sc
  • Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus

    2003·
    ·3.69·162 Ratings
    Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. "The illustrations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorer's life as well as some imaginary creatures that popul
  • The House of Paper

    2005·
    ·3.77·1,092 Ratings
    Bluma Lennon, distinguished professor of Latin American literature at Cambridge, is hit by a car while crossing the street, immersed in a volume of Emily Dickinson's poems. Several months after her untimely demise, a package arrives for her from Argentina
  • Stories to Solve

    2000·
    ·4.11·117 Ratings
    How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by
  • Scranimals

    2006·
    ·4.14·352 Ratings
    We're sailing to Scranimal Island,It doesn't appear on most maps....Scranimal Island is where you will find the fragrant Rhinocerose, the cunning Broccolions, and if you are really, really lucky and very, very quiet, you will spot the gentle, shy Pandaff
  • The Dragons are Singing Tonight

    1998·
    ·4.21·597 Ratings
    An "excellent collection....Prelutsky and Sis...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a `just right' quality to the verse that makes it a plea
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