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The Resource The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís

The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís

Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Title
The wall
Title remainder
growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sís
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artist Sís Peter describes what it was like growing up in a Communist country and discusses how Western culture influenced his life
Awards note
  • Caldecott Honor Book, 2008
  • Sibert Medal, 2008
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Book Links-starred, January 2008
  • Booklist starred, September 2007
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starre, October 2007
  • Horn Book Starred, September 2007
  • Kirkus Starred, July 2007
  • Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.), January 2008
  • Pub Weekly, July 2007
  • School Library Journal starred, August 2007
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), December 2007
Dewey number
  • 943.704092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 5.2
  • 3-6
  • AD 760
Intended audience source
  • Follett Library Resources
  • Lexile
LC call number
NC975.5.S57
LC item number
A2 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Frances Foster books."
  • I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sis learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities - creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed
  • Maps on endpapers
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[50] p.
Isbn
9780374347017
Lccn
2006049149
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
ocm70839815
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Frances Foster books."
  • I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sis learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities - creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed
  • Maps on endpapers
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[50] p.
Isbn
9780374347017
Lccn
2006049149
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
ocm70839815

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