This wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal winner celebrates a familys traditions during a very special time of the year. He shows the excitement and joy that take place on christmas, attending church service. This wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal. We forget that this is a wordless book because spier s illustrations take on a life of their own, telling their story so well. What makes peter spier s christmas unique is that the picture book itself is wordless. Buy peter spier s xmas by peter spier online at alibris. In the book of jonah by peter spier, meet jonah, a man who is desperately trying to avoid a task that god has set out for him to do. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
More than 40 years ago, spier won a caldecott honor for his illustrations of this traditional folk song. Peter spier proves that a picture can be worth a thousand. Spier shows readers all the hard work and expense that goes into preparing for the perfect christmas. In this breathtaking tour around the world, young readers can pore over the many details that make each country and culture unique and specialilluminated by spiers detailed and witty illustrations of. Dec 03, 2009 in true peter spier style, we see the holiday played out from beginning to end. Peter spier uses his illustrations to tell a different kind of christmas story. Peter spiers picture books praise the world the christian. Finally, after inspecting the pile of books, she chose peter spier s christmas as her first selection. Christmas by peter spier, 9780001846494, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. With updated statistics and current geographical information, people by peter spier, first published in 1980, is a solid addition to any collection.
My motherinlaw unpacked her christmas decorations this weekend, much to talithas delight. Show synopsis this wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal winner celebrates a familys traditions during a very special time of the year. From the big events like trimming the tree and the christmas eve church service to smaller moments like the ups man arriving and the selection of a frozen turkey. Tossed out of a ship during a storm and swallowed whole by a whale, jonah quickly learns the greatness of gods mercy. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. People by peter spier meet your next favorite book. Detailed facts and figures as well as a focus on the issue of diversity make this a great book for reference and a basis for discussion, both at home and in. However, if you can get your hands on a copy of peter spier s christmas. Spiers art is so wonderfully detailed and makes me want to turn the pages until i. Peter spier depicts a family christmas perfectly right down to the mounds of wrapping paper on the floor afterwards. Discover book depositorys huge selection of peter spier books online. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Unpaginated wordless book with intricate color illustrations. Aug 1, 20 this pin was discovered by vivian harris. The book of jonah retold and illustrated by peter spier garden city, ny. Illustrations without text follow the activities of three young children and their parents as they prepare for, and finally celebrate, christmas. In true peter spier style, we see the holiday played out from beginning to end. Books go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals. Doubleday revives peter spier classics publishers weekly. Mar 24, 2017 op students read excerpts from people by peter spier as part of kindness and compassion month, march 2017. Everyone in my family is riveted by spier s illustrations that chronicle the cycle of the christmas season, beginning with empty tree farms and ending with a weatherbeaten tree. A celebration of diverse world cultures from the brilliant peter spier, one of the most beloved childrens illustrators of the last 50 years. Editions for peter spier s christmas 0440412854 paperback published in 1996, 03851844 hardcover, 03851836 library binding published in 1983. The fire house village books by peter spier vintage childrens books, vintage. I really dont think this is a great kids book, but definitely for an older child that might help out with christmas or as i have already mentioned and adult.
This caldecott honor book from beloved illustrator peter spier is a spirited take on a classic american folk song. Spiers finely detailed, actionpacked new england autumn vistas are almost startlingly beautiful. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. It was a book about christmas, but it was popular with sam yearround. Illustrations without text follow the activities of three young children and their. A book that has been read but is in good condition. See more ideas about childrens books, vintage childrens books and wordless book. Peter spier s christmas peter spier illustrations without text follow the activities of three young children and their parents as they prepare for, and finally celebrate, christmas. Peter spier proves that a picture can be worth a thousand words.
As expected, since shes a bookbinder, many beautiful and interesting things emerged from the boxes. In its first paperback edition, it won a 1982 national book award in category picture. In place of words, spier chose to tell the story of one familys christmas through a series of pen, ink and watercolor illustrations. May 05, 2017 peter spier, an awardwinning childrensbook author and illustrator who depicted noahs biblical journey, told the story of the erie canal to the words of the song low bridge, everybody. His father, jo spier was a famous dutch cartoonist and peters loose line art and watercolor style is reminiscent of european and scandinavian folk art. I would love to see peter spiers christmas book reissued.
We have the noahs ark one, the people one, and the fox went out on a chilly night. The book of jonah by peter spier 4 editions first published in 1985. In this encyclopedic picture book, spier celebrates mankind in all its diversityhow we are similar and how we are different. Everyone in my family is riveted by spier s illustrations that chronicle the cycle of the christmas season, beginning with empty tree farms and ending with a weatherbeaten tree lot. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Publishers weekly winner of the caldecott medal, an ala notable childrens book, and a new york times best illustrated book of the year, peter spiers noahs ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.
From the big events like trimming the tree and the christmas eve. Some company should reprint the book so more children can enjoy it. Christmas this wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal winner celebrates a familys traditions during a very special time of the year. Art and illustration illustrations posters piece jigsaw puzzles colorful paintings artist art japanese art art inspo les oeuvres collage art. Now the artist has added color to original blackwhite illustrations, enlivening the tale for a new generation.
Spier was a prolific childrens book illustrator, with over thirty books between 61 and 95. I was quite taken by a book of illustrations, peter spiers christmas. Peter spiers picture books praise the world the christian century. At night the children lug armfuls of new toys up to bed and fall asleep in a room strewn with books, a tricycle, and a locomotive the size of a toddler. In his wordless book, peter speir takes us through all the sights and happenings of the season and gives us glim. Born in amsterdam, he spent his youth with his family in the netherlands. On the back cover, school library journal quotes peter spier proves that a picture can be worth a thousand words, and that is really all there is to say about some of mr. Peter spier doubleday, 1983 though there are millions and millions of people in the world who celebrate chris. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1.367 983 786 723 1231 458 639 1312 527 892 1438 1531 666 1578 967 438 1218 99 454 1082 547 1273 1051 583 557 1044 1208 1424 515 179 153 1499 558 340 403 1048