Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

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by Peter Sís
     
 

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In language as simple as a fairy tale, pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words written more then 350 years ago, Starry Messenger superbly unites innocence and intelligence, naivete' and sophistication, to fascinate children and adults alike. Peter Sis is winner of five New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year awards.

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In language as simple as a fairy tale, pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words written more then 350 years ago, Starry Messenger superbly unites innocence and intelligence, naivete' and sophistication, to fascinate children and adults alike. Peter Sis is winner of five New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year awards. Full-color illustrations.

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Barnes & Noble Staff
Usung his dual talents as illustator and storyteller, Sis pays homage to Galileo, the great seventeenth-century mathmatician and astronomer. Sis's extaordinary maps and vistas of Renaissance times, together with artisically rendered quotes from the astronomer and other famous scholars, powerfully evoke Galileo's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756910945
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Sales rank:
1,356,421
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"An original. . .Sís celebrates the life, ideas, and genius of Galileo in a picture book that achieves a brilliance of its own." —Starred, Booklist

"Original and exquisite. . .Sís manages to tell the relatively complicated story of Galileo in such a simple, straightforward way, accompanied by some of the most gorgeous illustrations imaginable." —The New York Times Book Review

Meet the Author

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 Honor 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 Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Anderson 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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