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Peter Sis Collection

Summary Information
Title: Peter Sis Collection
Dates: 1988-2003
Creator: Sis, Peter
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1616
The collection contains a holiday card, and dummies for 3 titles.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


2003 holiday card,

Alphabet Soup, 1988

Scarebird, The, 1988

Stories to Solve, 1985

Biographical Sketch

Peter Sis was born May 11, 1949, in Brno, Czech Republic. He immigrated to the United States in 1982 and became a citizen in 1989. He became an artist, animator, illustrator, stage designer, and writer. He has received many honors and awards for his work, including Caldecott Honors in 1997--for Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei --and in 1999--for Tibet .

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 67, 106 Children's Literature Review, vol. 45

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a holiday card, and dummies for 3 titles.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Sis, Peter
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
2003 holiday card  
Box MC 517
ink print holiday card (1 p.)  Box MC 517
Alphabet Soup 1988 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1988
Box MC802
dummy (1 p.)  Box MC802
Scarebird, The 1988 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1988
Box MC802
dummy (1 p.)  Box MC802
Stories to Solve 1895 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1985
Box MC802
dummy (1 p.)  Box MC802