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The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis

The Conference of the Birds (edition 2011)

by Peter Sis

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Title:The Conference of the Birds
Authors:Peter Sis
Info:Penguin Press HC, The (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 160 pages
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The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sís



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The spare text, based on a 12th-century story, is quite philosophical: this is not a "children's book" per se. The design of the book is remarkable, and the joy is in the details of Sis's lush illustrations. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Sis's breathtaking art brings new life to the 12th century Persian epic poem. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully designed. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Another beautifully illustrated book from Peter Sis. In the true spirit of poetry, the few words he choses to adapt from the lengthy original beautifully convey the messages and story of the original. ( )
  thelukewarm225 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Gorgeous illustrations, which is exactly what I expected from Peter Sis, but the story was a little too allegorical for my mood. ( )
  Jessica_Olin | Apr 1, 2013 |
My goodness, what a gorgeous volume. Even the heft and texture of the paper. Peter Sis is a treasure. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Janiš, ViktorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Presents an illustrated tale of thirty birds and their perilous journey through the seven valleys of Quest, Love, Understanding, Detachment, Unity, Amazement, and Death in a quest to find their true king, the Simorgh.

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