Peter Sís

Nicky & Vera-Autographed
Peter Sís

In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia--a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved.

Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved--a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities--one her birthright, the other her choice.

Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man's courageous efforts to protect Europe's most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.

Item No. 9781324016762
$19.95
Peter Sis Giclee Print - Robinson (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Robinson. Limited print run, autographed by the artist.

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Item No. 26998AUTO
$100.00
Peter Sis Giclee Print - Starry Messenger (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Starry Messenger. Limited print run, autographed by the artist.

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Item No. 26996AUTO
$100.00
Peter Sis Giclee Print - Tibet Through the Red Box (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Tibet Through the Red Box. Limited print run.

Item No. 26997AUTO
$100.00
The Three Golden Keys-Autographed
Sis, Peter

Out of print. Very limited quantities available!

World-renowned artist brings the magic of Prague and its legends to life
In this allegorical tale, a man in a hot-air ballon is thrown off course in a violent storm, landing him in the city of his youth. He finds the way to his old home, but the house is dark, with three rusty padlocks on the door. A black cat with eyes of fire appears and leads him through Prague's silent streets and monuments in seach of the three golden keys that will open the door of his boyhood home and restore the city to life. In this reissue of one of his most personal works, Peter Sis recaptures the wonder of his own lost childhood in Prague and celebrates the city's wonderful cultural heritage, reborn after forty-five years of Communist rule. He wrote it for his young daughter, Madeleine, who is growing up in the New World, so that when she is old enough to understand it she will have a record of the strange and wonderful heritage that is her birthright. An utterly magical book on every level.
Item No. 9780374375256
$75.00