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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) — biography from People… (more)
People 1,889 copies, 39 reviews
Noah's Ark 1,809 copies, 46 reviews
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night 915 copies, 17 reviews
The Star-Spangled Banner 771 copies, 5 reviews
Peter Spier's Rain 600 copies, 19 reviews
Peter Spier's Christmas! 465 copies, 4 reviews
The Book of Jonah 351 copies, 5 reviews
Peter Spier's Circus 322 copies, 7 reviews
Oh, Were They Ever Happy! 308 copies, 10 reviews
London Bridge is Falling Down 249 copies, 1 review
Bored, Nothing to Do 247 copies, 12 reviews
The Erie Canal 245 copies, 2 reviews
Gobble, Growl, Grunt 230 copies, 3 reviews
Dreams 189 copies, 6 reviews
Tin Lizzie 175 copies, 8 reviews
Crash! Bang! Boom! 137 copies, 3 reviews
The Legend of New Amsterdam 63 copies, 2 reviews
Hurrah, We're Outward Bound! 57 copies, 1 review
And So My Garden Grows 55 copies, 3 reviews
Of Dikes and Windmills 45 copies, 2 reviews
Bill's Garage 19 copies
The Pet Store 17 copies
The Food Market 17 copies, 4 reviews
Fire Station 15 copies, 1 review
My school 7 copies
Boy overboard! (Illustrator) 4 copies
Fox, The 2 copies
No title 2 copies
Gent 1 copy
Ludzie 1 copy
O Circo 1 copy
The Prince and the Pauper (Illustrator, some editions) 8,975 copies, 74 reviews
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (Illustrator, some editions) 3,821 copies, 29 reviews
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Illustrator, some editions) 3,057 copies, 43 reviews
The Little Riders (Illustrator) 820 copies
The Overcoat (Illustrator, some editions) 780 copies, 27 reviews
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal (Illustrator) 501 copies, 5 reviews
Best in Children's Books 30 (Illustrator) 81 copies
Best in Children's Books 06 (Illustrator) 70 copies
Best in Children's Books 22 (Illustrator) 66 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 19 (Illustrator) 60 copies
Archaeology (Illustrator) 31 copies
The sailing ship (Illustrator) 22 copies
100 More Story Poems (Illustrator) 18 copies, 1 review
The Level Land (Illustrator) 18 copies
Ancient Rome (Illustrator) 13 copies
Elizabethan England (Illustrator) 12 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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