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The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain

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ISBN13: 9780374347017
ISBN10: 0374347018
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"When my American family goes to visit my Czech family in the colorful city of Prague, it is hard to convince them it was ever a dark place full of fear, suspicion, and lies. I find it difficult to explain my childhood; it's hard to put it into words, and since I have always drawn everything, I have tried to draw my life-- before America--for them."                 --P.S.

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crowyhead, June 24, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This Caldecott Honor book is Peter Sis's autobiographical account of growing up in Communist-controlled Czechoslovakia. Sis combines beautiful illustrations and personal recollections with factual information about the time period. This book might be a bit of a tough sell to a lot of younger readers, but it would be excellent in the classroom, and the graphic novel-esque quality might attract children and young adults who might not otherwise pick up an autobiography or history book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374347017
Author:
Sis, Peter
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Ss, Peter
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Europe
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Art - Painting
Subject:
Art
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Europe
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 56 pages Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - English 9780374347017 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Peter Sis is a master children's book author and illustrator, as his newest work clearly demonstrates. Combining intricate, beautiful artwork with autobiography and political history, he creates a poignant, deeply personal story about Cold War Czechoslovakia. Sis defines the value of artistic freedom in a book that is innovative and visually stunning.

"Staff Pick" by ,

This is an amazing personal story about war, youth, creativity, and freedom. The Wall recounts Sis's life growing up in Czechoslovakia during the height of the Cold War. A must-read for anyone who loves the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the American Dream.

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