Peter Sï¿½s is an internationally acclaimed author, illustrator, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, and at the Royal College of Art in London. His most recent book, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, was the winner of a Caldecott Honor citation, and his illustrations often appear in The New York Times Book Review. He lives in New York City.
"When Sis opens the red lacquered box that has sat on his father's dresser for decades he finds the diary his father kept when he was lost in Tibet in the mid 1950s...As the story of the elder Sï¿½s's journey into the heart of Tibet unfolds...Sï¿½s begins to come to terms with what the loss of his father for that time meant to him, then and always." --Booklist "Extraordinary." --Starred, Publishers Weekly