Komodo (Hardcover) - Sis, Peter

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A young boy who loves dragons goes with his parents to the Indonesian island of Komodo in hopes of seeing a real dragon *Author: Sis, Peter *Publication Date: 1993/05/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.75 *Height: 11.75

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780688115838
SKU 30124380
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0688115837
Release Date 5/1/1993
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.75H x 9.75L x 0.25T
Author Info
Peter Sis
Raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia, author and illustrator Peter Sis attended that city's Academy of Fine Arts from which he received both a B.A. and an M.A. He also attended the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to writing and illustrating his own books for children, Sis has also illustrated works by such other authors as Kate Banks, Sid Fleischman, and George Shannon. The illustrations for his 1997 picture-book biography of Galileo, STARRY MESSENGER, earned that book a Caldecott Honor Award. Peter Sis immigrated to the United States in 1982 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1988. His critically acclaimed autobiographical graphic picture book, THE WALL, was a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book.
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Annotation A young boy who loves dragons travels to Indonesia with his parents, hoping to see a real Komodo dragon. Will his wish come true? Factual information about Komodo dragons is included within the story. Color illustrations accompany the text.
First Line It is always easy to find me in school pictures because of my dragon T-shirt.
Editors Note There are real dragons on the island of Komodo in Indonesia, and popular artist Sis takes young dragon fans on a journey to see them. But as one can expect from the author of Beach Ball and An Ocean World, there is more to see than appears at first glance. A perfect mixture of fact and fantasy. Full color.
Editors Note 3 "Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon....[The boy] takes the road less traveled through the jungle, where he encounters the dragon of his dreams....Full of intriguing detail....picture book, original in concept and beautiful in design."--Booklist.
Annotation 4 Factual information about the Komodo dragon is gracefully woven into this story about a boy's trip to the Indonesian island of Komodo. The boy imagines that when he travels to the island, he will come face-to-face with the monitor lizard commonly known as the Komodo dragon. However, when he arrives on Komodo, he is disappointed to discover that the island is so full of other tourists that he can't see anything. Frustrated, the boy goes off on a walk--and soon has the very encounter he has so long dreamed of. Sharp-eyed readers can search for the many lizards and dragons hidden in the carefully detailed color drawings.
Editors Note 5 "Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon....[The boy] takes the road less traveled through the jungle, where he encounters the dragon of his dreams....Full of intriguing detail....picture book, original in concept and beautiful in design."--Booklist.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Greenwillow Books

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