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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Peter Sis

I've already forgotten how I first heard about writer/illustrator Peter Sis' extraordinary graphic memoir about growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. But I made a note of it, and through the magic of BCCLS, our speedy interlibrary loan system, I picked it up today. What a treat!

Every page is a treasure, packed with detail. It's described as being for readers ages "8 and up".
Now I find that he has done a whole slew of beautiful and unusual books. Another on his native Czechoslovakia, one on Tibet (where his father spent time in the fifties), and others on Galileo, Darwin, Leonardo. Plus some more "regular" childrens' books. I intend to track them all down.


Anonymous beecher said...

I'm so glad to find out about this...

12:04 PM  

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