Born in Czechoslovakia in 1949, PETER SÍS is an internationally renowned author and illustrator of many books for children. He has now received, among many other awards, three Caldecott Honours, the Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, and the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. He also received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 for his lasting contribution to children’s illustration. He has lived in New York City in America since 1984. The Pilot and the Little Prince is published by Pushkin Children’s Books in July 2014. A tapestry designed by Peter Sis in memory of Seamus Heaney on behalf of Arts for Amnesty will be unveiled in Dublin in April.
“Peter Sís is a genius. That word may be so overused as to be almost meaningless, but I have no other explanation for the seemingly endless depths of his fertile imagination.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis