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Author: Spier, Peter
Illustrator: Spier, Peter
ISBN:978-0-385-24469-5
Publication Date:Apr 1988
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.95
Book Description:

A celebration of diverse world cultures from the brilliant Peter Spier, one of the most beloved children's illustrators of the last fifty years. In this breathtaking tour around the world, young readers can pore over the many details that make each country and culture unique and special--illuminated by Spier's detailed and witty illustrations of festivals and holidays, foods, religions, homes, pets, and clothing. In print since 1980, this classic, boundary-pushing book is a must-have...
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Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.82 x 13 x 0.19 Inches
Book Weight:0.662 Pounds
Author Biography
Spier, Peter (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 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.

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