Peter Spier's Circus
Picture Yearling Book
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|Format: ||Paperback, 48 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 May 1995|
Here is a view of the circus that children don't ordinarily see. From setting up the big top to the clowns, jugglers, acrobats, lion tamers and trained elephants through the grand finale, Spier includes behind-the-scenes glimpses of the lives of performers from all over the world. His detailed text and illustrations are sure to fascinate children of all ages.
About the Author
On his arrival in the United States in 1952, PETER SPIER became one of this country's most popular and renowned illustrators. His books, acclaimed by critics and readers alike, have won numerous awards and honors: Noah's Ark won the Caldecott Medal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night was a Caldecott Honor Book. People was awarded the Christopher Medal and was also nominated for an American Book Award and received the National Mass Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for "outstanding contributions to better human relations and the cause of brotherhood." Mr. Spier was born and educated in Amsterdam. Before coming to the United States he served in the Royal Dutch Navy. He illustrated over one hundred books, and his work can be found in museums and private collections across the country. In addition to illustrating and writing, Mr. Spier was an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. Peter Spier died in 2017, at the age of 89.
"A treat!" -- Kirkus Reviews "This premier illustrator offers a glorious new treat....children will undoubtedly want to pore over it." -- School Library Journal
25.65 x 22.1 x 0.25 centimetres (0.14 kg)|
5-9 years |