ROBINSON by Peter Sís

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★ “An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers’ imaginations.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Lovingly underscores the way books allow readers to see themselves in what they read, and to find adventure and solace there.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Sís’s ability to represent and resolve the theater unfolding in children’s minds is unparalleled. A brilliant adventure.” –School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Alive with color and hope and possibility…[a] visually stunning and empowering tale.” –Horn Book Magazine, starred review

“[A] beautifully illustrated parable about the value of self-reliance and solitude.” –Booklist


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About the Book

A boy who loves adventure.

A mysterious ocean journey.

A remote island wilderness

Discover what surprises await in this beautiful dreamlike exploration of courage and loneliness, independence and friendship.

Lush, transporting paintings float from reality to fantasy and back again as Peter Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a moving, magical picture book that readers will want to return to again and again.



About the Author

Peter Sís

Peter Sís is a Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, three-time Caldecott Honoree, Sibert Award winner, and MacArthur Fellow. His debut picture book for Scholastic Press, Ice Cream Summer, received three starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of Pam Muñoz Ryan's award-winning novel, The Dreamer. Sís's many celebrated picture books include Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.
Learn more at petersis.com

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