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Tibet Through The Red Box (caldecott Honor Book)

Tibet Through The Red Box
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The author recreates his father's visit to Tibet and the wondrous things that he found there.
I must reveal to you this great child's book called Tibet. The author is Peter Sís and it was published sometime in 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This version is the 1st ed. of the children's book is 64 pages long and it has colorfully illustrated maps.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Model: FBA-|297666
ISBN: 0374375526
Author: Peter Sís

A father's diary, an artist's memoir. He left his wife, daughter, and young son, Peter, thinking he would be property for Christmas. Weaving their two stories together - that from the father lost in Tibet and that from the small boy in Prague, lost without his father - Sis draws from his father's diary and from his personal recollections of his father's incredible tales to reach a spiritual homecoming between father and son. The brief note worries him and pulls him back to Prague, where the contents from the red box explain the mystery of his father's extended absence for the duration of the 1950s. But over and more than again he told Peter about his Tibetan adventures. We weren't permitted to touch the box. In New York, Peter Sis receives a letter from his father. With his sublime pictures, inspired by Tibetan Buddhist art and linking history to memory, Peter Sis gives us an extraordinary book - a work of singular artistry and rare imagination. He met with all of the Dalai Lama; he witnessed China's invasion of Tibet."The Red Box is now yours,"it says. Two Christmases would pass before he was heard from again: Vladimir Sis was lost in Tibet. The stories I heard as a little boy faded to a hazy dream, and my drawings from that time make no sense. It was not until I myself had gone far, far away and received the message from my father that I became interested in the red box once again. When he returned to Prague, he dared not talk to his buddies about all he had seen and experienced. I can not decipher them. Whilst my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked inside a red box. By the author from the best-selling Three Golden Keys. Czechoslovakia was behind the iron curtain; Vladimir Sis, a documentary filmmaker of considerable talent, was drafted in to the army and sent to China to teach filmmaking.


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