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Peter Spier (1927–2017)

Autor(a) de People

60+ Works 10,487 Membros 211 Reviews 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 de Peter Spier

People (1980) 1,972 cópias
Noah's Ark (1977) 1,964 cópias
The Star-Spangled Banner (1973) 822 cópias
Peter Spier's Rain (1800) 634 cópias
Peter Spier's Christmas! (1983) 491 cópias
The Book of Jonah (1985) 376 cópias
Peter Spier's Circus (1992) 335 cópias
Oh, Were They Ever Happy! (1978) 323 cópias
London Bridge is Falling Down (1967) 262 cópias
The Erie Canal (1970) 261 cópias
Bored, Nothing to Do (1978) 259 cópias
Gobble, Growl, Grunt (1879) 240 cópias
Dreams (1656) 200 cópias
Tin Lizzie (1656) 185 cópias
Crash! Bang! Boom! (1972) 144 cópias
To Market! To Market! (1752) 108 cópias
Fast-Slow, High-Low (1972) 100 cópias
The Legend of New Amsterdam (1864) 69 cópias
And So My Garden Grows (1804) 58 cópias
Hurrah, We're Outward Bound! (1968) 58 cópias
Of Dikes and Windmills (1969) 45 cópias
Father, May I Come? (1992) 42 cópias
Bill's Garage (1981) 19 cópias
The Pet Store (1981) 18 cópias
The Food Market (1981) 17 cópias
Fire Station (1981) 15 cópias
My school (1981) 7 cópias
Boy Overboard! (1961) — Ilustrador — 6 cópias
Trucks that dig and dump (1988) 5 cópias
Big trucks, little trucks (1988) 5 cópias
Peter Spier's Little Ducks (1984) 5 cópias
Fast cars, slow cars (1988) 5 cópias
Here Come the Fire Trucks (1988) 4 cópias
Peter Spier's Little Cats (1984) 4 cópias
Silent Night Advent (1989) 2 cópias
Peter Spier's Little Dogs (1984) 2 cópias
Sem título 2 cópias
Lit Bible Str Bk 3bk S/ca (1983) 2 cópias
O Circo 1 exemplar(es)
The Eerie Canal 1 exemplar(es)
Fox, The 1 exemplar(es)
Book on Jonah 1 exemplar(es)
Ludzie (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Gent (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Uffa, che barba| 1 exemplar(es)
Vi mennesker (1980) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Prince and the Pauper (1881) — Ilustrador, algumas edições9,419 cópias
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1865) — Ilustrador, algumas edições4,063 cópias
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) — Ilustrador, algumas edições3,264 cópias
The Little Riders (1988) — Ilustrador — 863 cópias
The Overcoat (1842) — Ilustrador, algumas edições843 cópias
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal (1957) — Ilustrador — 524 cópias
Betty Crocker's Guide to Easy Entertaining (1959) — Ilustrador — 146 cópias
Best in Children's Books 30 (1960) — Ilustrador — 92 cópias
Best in Children's Books 06 (1958) — Ilustrador — 87 cópias
Best in Children's Books 19 (1959) — Ilustrador — 75 cópias
Best in Children's Books 22 (1959) — Ilustrador — 74 cópias
Best in Children's Books 38 (1960) 67 cópias
Archaeology (1964) — Ilustrador — 32 cópias
The sailing ship (1964) — Ilustrador — 23 cópias
The History of the Theater (The Odyssey Library, #16) (1964) — Ilustrador — 21 cópias
100 More Story Poems (1960) — Ilustrador — 19 cópias
The Level Land (1943) — Ilustrador — 17 cópias
Stories to Remember: Noah's Ark [1989 TV episode] (1992) — Original book — 15 cópias
Ancient Rome (1964) — Ilustrador — 13 cópias
Elizabethan England (1965) — Ilustrador — 12 cópias
Great furniture styles, 1660-1830 (1965) — Ilustrador — 10 cópias
Tam Morgan: The Liveliest Girl in Salem (1953) — Ilustrador — 4 cópias
Jessica's Journal (1958) — Ilustrador — 3 cópias
Favorite Christmas Carols — Ilustrador — 3 cópias
Last Hurdle (1988) — Ilustrador — 2 cópias

Etiquetado

19th century (281) adventure (121) American (93) American literature (197) animals (228) Bible (93) Bible Stories (139) Caldecott (101) children (433) children's (692) children's books (141) children's fiction (130) children's literature (292) Christmas (138) classic (546) classic literature (92) classics (591) diversity (120) ebook (87) England (201) family (90) fiction (1,732) hardcover (107) historical fiction (327) history (247) Holland (213) juvenile (130) literature (326) music (115) Netherlands (173) non-fiction (174) novel (203) own (98) picture book (864) poetry (97) read (130) to-read (542) weather (101) wordless (162) young adult (93)

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Resenhas

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

Poor, old Annie.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 4 resenhas | 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 | outras 9 resenhas | Aug 27, 2023 |

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Obras
60
Also by
26
Membros
10,487
Popularidade
#2,269
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
211
ISBNs
289
Idiomas
14
Favorito
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