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Peter Spier (1927–2017)

Autor(a) de People

60+ Works 10,565 Membros 211 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a mostrar mais painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951. He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Peter Spier in the Village Bookmarket, Palmyra, NY, on November 6 2010 to say hello and sign some copies of his book "The Erie Canal" - Photo by Marcia Marsille

Séries

Obras por Peter Spier

People (1980) 1,987 exemplares
Noah's Ark (1977) 1,977 exemplares
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (1961) 1,011 exemplares
The Star-Spangled Banner (1973) 831 exemplares
Peter Spier's Rain (1800) 639 exemplares
Peter Spier's Christmas! (1983) 493 exemplares
The Book of Jonah (1985) 378 exemplares
Peter Spier's Circus (1992) 337 exemplares
Oh, Were They Ever Happy! (1978) 325 exemplares
London Bridge is Falling Down (1967) 262 exemplares
The Erie Canal (1970) 261 exemplares
Bored, Nothing to Do (1978) 260 exemplares
Gobble, Growl, Grunt (1879) 242 exemplares
Dreams (1656) 200 exemplares
Tin Lizzie (1975) 187 exemplares
Crash! Bang! Boom! (1972) 145 exemplares
To Market! To Market! (1967) 110 exemplares
Fast-Slow, High-Low (1972) 102 exemplares
The Legend of New Amsterdam (1979) 69 exemplares
Hurrah, We're Outward Bound! (1968) 59 exemplares
And So My Garden Grows (1969) 58 exemplares
Of Dikes and Windmills (1969) 45 exemplares
Father, May I Come? (1992) 43 exemplares
Bill's Garage (1981) 19 exemplares
The Pet Store (1981) 18 exemplares
The Food Market (1981) 17 exemplares
Fire Station (1981) 15 exemplares
The Toy Shop (Village Books) (1981) 9 exemplares
My school (1981) 7 exemplares
Peter Spier's Little Rabbits (1984) 6 exemplares
Boy Overboard! (1961) — Ilustrador — 6 exemplares
Trucks that dig and dump (1988) 5 exemplares
Big trucks, little trucks (1988) 5 exemplares
Peter Spier's Little Ducks (1984) 5 exemplares
Fast cars, slow cars (1988) 5 exemplares
Here Come the Fire Trucks (1988) 4 exemplares
Peter Spier's Little Cats (1984) 4 exemplares
Silent Night Advent (1989) 2 exemplares
Peter Spier's Little Dogs (1984) 2 exemplares
Sem título 2 exemplares
Die fliegende Kiste 2 exemplares
Hoe spreekt hij dan? 2 exemplares
Lit Bible Str Bk 3bk S/ca (1983) 2 exemplares
O Circo 1 exemplar
The Eerie Canal 1 exemplar
Fox, The 1 exemplar
Book on Jonah 1 exemplar
Ludzie (2017) 1 exemplar
Gent (1996) 1 exemplar
Uffa, che barba| 1 exemplar
Vi mennesker (1980) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Prince and the Pauper (1881) — Ilustrador, algumas edições9,468 exemplares
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1865) — Ilustrador, algumas edições4,090 exemplares
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) — Ilustrador, algumas edições3,296 exemplares
The Little Riders (1988) — Ilustrador — 868 exemplares
The Overcoat (1842) — Ilustrador, algumas edições845 exemplares
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal (1957) — Ilustrador — 528 exemplares
Betty Crocker's Guide to Easy Entertaining (1959) — Ilustrador — 146 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 30 (1960) — Ilustrador — 94 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 06 (1958) — Ilustrador — 88 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 22 (1959) — Ilustrador — 76 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 19 (1959) — Ilustrador — 76 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 38 (1960) 69 exemplares
Archaeology (1964) — Ilustrador — 32 exemplares
The sailing ship (1964) — Ilustrador — 23 exemplares
The History of the Theater (The Odyssey Library, #16) (1964) — Ilustrador — 21 exemplares
100 More Story Poems (1960) — Ilustrador — 19 exemplares
The Level Land (1943) — Ilustrador — 17 exemplares
Stories to Remember: Noah's Ark [1989 TV episode] (1992) — Original book — 15 exemplares
Ancient Rome (1964) — Ilustrador — 13 exemplares
Elizabethan England (1965) — Ilustrador — 12 exemplares
Great furniture styles, 1660-1830 (1965) — Ilustrador — 10 exemplares
Tam Morgan: The Liveliest Girl in Salem (1953) — Ilustrador — 4 exemplares
Jessica's Journal (1958) — Ilustrador — 3 exemplares
Favorite Christmas Carols — Ilustrador — 3 exemplares
Last Hurdle (1988) — Ilustrador — 2 exemplares

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Independent reading for ages 9 and up.
 
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cpaiz | 9 outras críticas | Apr 28, 2024 |
"People and stone. People and stone."

Poor, old Annie.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 2 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
I'm surprised the illustrations in this pictureless book have aged as well as they did. The cars are a bit outdated. Most homes today would have a dishwasher full of dishes rather than a sink full. The old Electrolux barrel canister vacuum will be foreign to most youngsters. Still I think it would be fun to take this one to see what story my oldest great nephew tells as he looks at the illustrations.
 
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thornton37814 | 4 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
2023 - In search of good homeschooling books

by Peter Spier (1987) 48 pages.

This would definitely get the job done, but it may not be the best. It is an oversized book, colorful and full of art.

It begins with a map of early America, 1787. Then 4 pages of history on how the states finally came together in national unity under the U.S. Constitution as one nation. Good stuff!

At the back of the book, are the signatures and photos of each of the signers of the Constitution. Then 6 pages of the tiniest font of the U.S. Constitution, word for word. And a copy of the original U.S. Constitution is also included.

Where this book fails is the 24 pages of artwork on the many jobs and facets of America, then and now. Why not, instead, break down the Constitution so the kids (and adults) can understand what it means instead of all that artwork? I have learned that Peter Spier is all about his art and less about the story.

In my opinion, this book falls a bit short. I’ll keep looking.
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MissysBookshelf | 9 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |

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Obras
60
Also by
26
Membros
10,565
Popularidade
#2,252
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
211
ISBN
289
Línguas
14
Marcado como favorito
4

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