Inspired by a childhood event and his favorite book, Robinson Caruso, Peter Sis has created a beautifully imagined dreamlike journey in Robinson. Text and illustration work in tandem to convey this story filled with heart and imagination. — Jessica Wood
A boy who loves adventure.
A mysterious ocean journey.
A remote island wilderness.
Discover what surprises await in this beautiful dreamlike exploration of courage and loneliness, independence and friendship.
Lush, transporting paintings float from reality to fantasy and back again as Peter Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a moving, magical picture book that readers will want to return to again and again.
About the Author
Peter Sís is a Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, three-time Caldecott Honoree, Sibert Award winner, and MacArthur Fellow. His celebrated picture books include Ice Cream Summer, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.He also creates fine art that can be seen in galleries, museums, and public spaces all over the world. Learn more at petersis.com.
Praise for Robinson:
"Intimate...arresting...evocative." -- The New York Times Book Review
"A beautiful meditation on hurt, healing and friendship…lush…deft and rewarding." -- The Wall Street Journal
"[This] magical new picture book focuses on the freedom to be yourself... And the takeaway? The pleasures of story and imagination deepen capacity to be resourceful, brave, forgiving and free." -- San Francisco Chronicle
* "An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers' imaginations." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Lovingly underscores the way books allow readers to see themselves in what they read, and to find adventure and solace there." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Sís's ability to represent and resolve the theater unfolding in children's minds is unparalleled. A brilliant adventure." -- School Library Journal, starred review
* "Alive with color and hope and possibility... [a] visually stunning and empowering tale." -- Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"[A] beautifully illustrated parable about the value of self-reliance and solitude." -- Booklist
"Simply gorgeous... an unforgettable journey and a feast for the eyes." -- Bookpage
"[Kids will] relish the notion of adventurous survival on a desert island.... [with a] Gauguin-like tropical atmosphere." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, recommended