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Peter Sís (1949-)

Awards, Honors

Golden Bear Award for best short film, Berlin International Film Festival, 1980, for Heads; Grand Prix Toronto, 1981, for short film Players; CINÉ Golden Eagle Award, Council on International Non-Theatrical Events, 1983, for You Gotta Serve Somebody; Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books for the Year citation, New York Times, 1987, for Rainbow Rhino, 1990, for Beach Ball, 1991, for Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus, 1993, for Komodo!, and 1994, for The Three Golden Keys; Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, 1993, for Komodo!; Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Picture Books, 1993, for Komodo!, and 1994, for A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North; Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators, 1994, for The Three Golden Keys; Caldecott Honor Book, American Library Association (ALA), 1997, for Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, and 1999, for Tibet: Through the Red Box; Notable Books for Children citation, ALA, 1999, for both Fire Truck and Tibet; Children's Books of Distinction, Riverbank Review, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Special Citation, both 1999, for Tibet; MacArthur Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2003; Ragazzi Award, International Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2004, for The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin, Naturalist, Geologist and Thinker.

Additional topics

Brief BiographiesBiographies: Dudley Randall Biography - A Poet from an Early Age to Ferrol Sams Jr BiographyPeter Sís (1949-) Biography - Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Member, Writings, Adaptations