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Author photo. Peter Spier in the Village Bookmarket, Palmyra, NY, on November 6 2010 to say hello and sign some copies of his book "The Erie Canal" - Photo by Marcia Marsille

Peter Spier in the Village Bookmarket, Palmyra, NY, on November 6 2010 to say hello and sign some copies of his book "The Erie Canal" - Photo by Marcia Marsille

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Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951. He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography)
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People 1,697 copies, 38 reviews
Noah's Ark 1,612 copies, 42 reviews
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night 782 copies, 17 reviews
The Star-Spangled Banner 623 copies, 5 reviews
Peter Spier's Rain 521 copies, 16 reviews
Peter Spier's Christmas! 417 copies, 4 reviews
The Book of Jonah 297 copies, 5 reviews
Peter Spier's Circus 290 copies, 7 reviews
We the People 271 copies, 7 reviews
Oh, Were They Ever Happy! 270 copies, 10 reviews
Bored, Nothing to Do 216 copies, 9 reviews
London Bridge is Falling Down 215 copies, 1 review
The Erie Canal 212 copies, 2 reviews
Gobble, Growl, Grunt 205 copies, 3 reviews
Dreams 170 copies, 6 reviews
The Prince and the Pauper (Illustrator, some editions) 8,137 copies, 67 reviews
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (Illustrator, some editions) 3,584 copies, 26 reviews
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Illustrator, some editions) 2,703 copies, 41 reviews
The Overcoat (Illustrator, some editions) 780 copies, 28 reviews
The Little Riders (Illustrator) 699 copies
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal (Illustrator) 455 copies, 5 reviews
Best in Children's Books 06 (Illustrator) 344 copies, 2 reviews
Best in Children's Books 30 (Illustrator) 69 copies
Best in Children's Books 22 (Illustrator) 60 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 19 (Illustrator) 51 copies
Archaeology (Illustrator) 30 copies
The sailing ship (Illustrator) 18 copies
The Level Land (Illustrator) 14 copies
100 More Story Poems (Illustrator) 14 copies, 1 review
Elizabethan England (Illustrator) 12 copies
Ancient Rome (Illustrator) 11 copies
Great furniture styles, 1660-1830 (Illustrator) 10 copies
Jessica's Journal (Illustrator) 3 copies
Favorite Christmas Carols (Illustrator) 3 copies
Last Hurdle (Illustrator) 2 copies
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