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The Tree of Life

Charles Darwin

By Peter Sis, Peter Sis

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Format: Paperback, 44 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: USA, 01 February 2016

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Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter's books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were all named Caldecott Honour books by the American Library Association. The Wall was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

In addition, Peter Sís is the first children's book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honour Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People.

Peter Sís lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.

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From three time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis, a stunning look at the life of Charles Danrvin - selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. As far as I can judge, I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men.

About the Author

Peter Sis is the internationally renowned author and/or illustrator of many books for children, including Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei; The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; and Tibet Through the Red Box, all Caldecott Honor books, and The Pilot and the Little Prince. He is the recipient of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He has lived in and around New York City since 1984.

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"Sweeping in scope, lavish in detail, this is a book to launch many a reader's personal voyage of discovery." --Starred, Publishers Weekly"Beautifully conceived and executed, the presentation is a humorous and informative tour de force that will absorb and challenge readers...a fabulous, visually exciting introduction to the man, his ideas and the science of the natural world." --Starred, School Library Journal"Sis translates Darwin's written legacy into visual narrative in an extraordinary book that explores Darwin's life, work, and sources of inspiration...The detailed illustrations and narrative complexities demand of readers the same process Darwin set for himself: observe carefully, make connections, and learn." --Starred, The Horn Book"Sis incorporates phrases, lines, and paragraphs of text into the artwork of this highly visual biography of Charles Darwin...A sophisticated interpretation that will have rapt admirers, including many adults." --Booklist"This enchanting find is for readers of all ages." --VOYA Sweeping in scope, lavish in detail, this is a book to launch many a reader's personal voyage of discovery. Starred, Publishers Weekly Beautifully conceived and executed, the presentation is a humorous and informative tour de force that will absorb and challenge readers...a fabulous, visually exciting introduction to the man, his ideas and the science of the natural world. Starred, School Library Journal Sis translates Darwin's written legacy into visual narrative in an extraordinary book that explores Darwin's life, work, and sources of inspiration...The detailed illustrations and narrative complexities demand of readers the same process Darwin set for himself: observe carefully, make connections, and learn. Starred, The Horn Book Sis incorporates phrases, lines, and paragraphs of text into the artwork of this highly visual biography of Charles Darwin...A sophisticated interpretation that will have rapt admirers, including many adults. Booklist This enchanting find is for readers of all ages. VOYA" Sweeping in scope, lavish in detail, this is a book to launch many a reader's personal voyage of discovery. "Starred, Publishers Weekly" Beautifully conceived and executed, the presentation is a humorous and informative tour de force that will absorb and challenge readers...a fabulous, visually exciting introduction to the man, his ideas and the science of the natural world. "Starred, School Library Journal" Sis translates Darwin's written legacy into visual narrative in an extraordinary book that explores Darwin's life, work, and sources of inspiration...The detailed illustrations and narrative complexities demand of readers the same process Darwin set for himself: observe carefully, make connections, and learn. "Starred, The Horn Book" Sis incorporates phrases, lines, and paragraphs of text into the artwork of this highly visual biography of Charles Darwin...A sophisticated interpretation that will have rapt admirers, including many adults. "Booklist" This enchanting find is for readers of all ages. "VOYA""

EAN: 9781250073488
ISBN: 1250073480
Publisher: Square Fish
Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.61 x 0.25 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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