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1 Apr 2012

Peter Sis: Conference Of The Birds

Peter Sís’s deeply felt adaptation tells the story of a flock of birds who fly through seven valleys – quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement and death – to discover which one of them should be crowned king. When they find the legendary Simorgh, the true king, they finally find the answer, in this inspirational story of love, faith and the meaning of it all. Published in the UK in April 2012 by SelfMadeHero.

Price: £16.99
ISBN: 9781906838522

PETER SIS is an internationally acclaimed author, illustrator, filmmaker, and painter. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1949 and grew up in Prague. He studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College
of Art in London. His animated work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Peter Sís is the author of more than twenty-five books and is the seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and three-time
winner of the Caldecott Honor. His many distinguished books include Starry Messenger – Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, Madlenka, Rainbow Rhino, The Tree of Life – Charles Darwin, and The Three Golden Keys. Most recently, in 2007, he published The Wall – Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain, which was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal and was also named a Caldecott Honor Book. Peter Sís was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003. In 2011 he released his new book The Conference of the Birds, inspired by the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem.




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