PEOPLE
PEOPLE  -     By: Peter Spier
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With more than four billion people in the world, it's sometimes hard for any one of us to feel special. Peter Spier's exuberant celebration of people everywhere reminds us that we're all brothers and sisters---and we're all special. Share this delightful mostly-pictures book with a sharp-eyed and curious youngster! Paper from Doubleday.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Doubleday
Dimensions: 13 X 9 3/4 X 1/4 (inches)
ISBN: 038524469X
ISBN-13: 9780385244695
Ages: 4-8

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A celebration of diverse world cultures from the brilliant Peter Spier, one of the most beloved children's illustrators of the last fifty years. In this breathtaking tour around the world, young readers can pore over the many details that make each country and culture unique and special—illuminated by Spier's detailed and witty illustrations of festivals and holidays, foods, religions, homes, pets, and clothing. In print since 1980, this classic, boundary-pushing book is a must-have in today's global age—a tribute to the ways in which we as the world's citizens are at once both different and the same.

★ "The Caldecott Medalist has created his most ambitious and impressive picture book so far, with minutely detailed and exquisite paintings of human beings on all four continents."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A wonderful introduction to a global view that will answer and arouse curiosity in the young and act as an absorbing reminder for any age."—School Library Journal
 
· The Christopher Award
· An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

★ "The Caldecott Medalist has created his most ambitious and impressive picture book so far, with minutely detailed and exquisite paintings of human beings on all four continents."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A wonderful introduction to a global view that will answer and arouse curiosity in the young and act as an absorbing reminder for any age."—School Library Journal
 
· The Christopher Award
· An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

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