Peter spier depicts a family christmas perfectly right down to the mounds of wrapping paper on the floor afterwards. To introduce the works of peter spier to a new generation of readers, doubleday. A book from my childhood is there, my very own copy given to me on christmas morning thirty. I was quite taken by a book of illustrations, peter spiers christmas. Childhood memories are faithfully recorded in a montage of. Some company should reprint the book so more children can enjoy it. A beautiful wordless picture book following the story of a young familys christian celebration of christmas, lavishly illustrated with fillup the page detail. Twotime caldecott illustrator peter spiers visual retelling of a favorite bible story is back in print. However, if you can get your hands on a copy of peter spier s christmas.
Spier was born in amsterdam, north holland, and grew up in broek in waterland, the son of jo spier, a popular artist and illustrator, and tineke van raalte. I was heart broken when i went to buy this for the first child of the next generation of our family. Christmas is coming and all of our family christmas books have been brought down from the attic. My motherinlaw unpacked her christmas decorations this weekend, much to talithas delight. Books to get me in the christmas mood while the cookies. Feb 9, 2014 ive found peter spier s books difficult to obtain. I would love to see peter spiers christmas book reissued. Peter spier is one of our favorite illustrators, and this book does not disappoint. Peter spier proves that a picture can be worth a thousand words. Christmas peter spier illustrations, without text, follow the activities of three young children and their parents as they prepare for, and celebrate, christmas. Spier was a prolific childrens book illustrator, with over thirty books between 61 and 95. Hardcover excellent condition at the best online prices at ebay.
This wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal. They go to the store to buy wreathes and a christmas tree. From the big events like trimming the tree and the christmas eve. The book is just illustrations so even the youngest can enjoy it. Tossed out of a ship during a storm and swallowed whole by a whale, jonah quickly learns the greatness of gods mercy. Spiers art is so wonderfully detailed and makes me want to turn the pages until i. This book brought back to me the wonder and fun of playing in the rain when i was a child. As expected, since shes a bookbinder, many beautiful and interesting things emerged from the boxes.
Includes a backstory to jonahs journey including the history and geography of the story, plus maps of ancient assyrian empire and ninevehs ruins. Peter spier s christmas our family loves this book. It was always brought out at christmas time and put away the remainder of the year. Peter spier was a dutchamerican illustrator and author of childrens books. Peter spier s little bible storybooks retold by peter seymour. Nicholas circle painting and frame at a discount of off. 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. This is truly a christmas book by one of my favorite illustrators. This wordless picture book by the renowned caldecott medal winner celebrates a familys traditions during a very special time of the year. See more ideas about childrens books, vintage childrens books and wordless book.
Illustrations without text follow the activities of three young children and their. Thomas kinkade was an american painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. His father, jo spier was a famous dutch cartoonist and peter s loose line art and watercolor style is reminiscent of european and scandinavian folk art. Peter spier s christmas is another favorite of even though it is a wordless picture book, it is a wonderful read aloud because of the many detailed panels you can share with children. Our collection includes old favorites like peter spier s christmas, a family story told through richly detailed drawings, and the christmas crocodile, written by bonny becker and illustrated by david small. We have the noahs ark one, the people one, and the fox went out on a chilly night. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
In true peter spier style, we see the holiday played out from beginning to end. Vintage childrens book, the night before christmas the. The cow who fell in the canal very good condition, no dust jacket, a few light rubs on back coverchildrens choice book. The best vintage childrens book gift ideas the strategist new. Peter spiers christmas library binding aug 16 1983. This wordless book uses brightly colored illustrations to illuminate the story. 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.
Doubleday revives peter spier classics publishers weekly. Im glad i did that because now the book is out of print and difficult to find. You watch a family prepare for, celebrate, and then clean up after christmas. Skip to main navigation skip to main navigation skip to search skip to search skip to content. Everyone in my family is riveted by spier s illustrations that chronicle the cycle of the christmas season, beginning with. Coversillustrator the fire house village books by peter spier vintage childrens books, vintage kids. Softcover, unless marked hbdj for hardback with dust jacket or board book. Lot 10 peter spier books circus rain oh were they ever. I first discovered peter spier at the friends of the library book sale and have been on the look out for his books ever since. But lots of detailed illustrations which narrate in their own way one familys christmas season. Peter spier s christmas love this one wish i could find it in a large hardcover edition just have a small one ive found peter spier s books difficult to obtain. Born in amsterdam, he spent his youth with his family in the netherlands.
Books go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals. Several of his works, like noahs ark 1977, have little or no text and sequential narratives, balancing on the thin line between pantomime comics and traditional picture books. Prominently featured in the celebration are not only the tree, decorations, and gifts, but also a nativity scene, the familys visits. Lot 9 peter spier books people fox circus dreams rain. It is wordless, with richly detailed pictures on each page. And since becoming a parent, i now hunt for great and cheap outofprint books for my kid. 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. Jo spier was jewish, and, during the second world war, peter and his father were two of nine prisoners of villa bouchina and were later imprisoned in theresienstadt. Illustrations without text follow the activities of three young children and their parents as they prepare for, and finally celebrate, christmas.924 389 546 1491 1115 590 68 85 105 186 672 81 1578 32 1322 1562 488 159 537 1037 1167 200 307 124 1286 1057 888 1493 1361 329 935 934 1444 1219 541 636 957 359