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The Three Golden Keys ** S I G N E D **: SIS, Peter The Three Golden Keys ** S I G N E D **: SIS, Peter

The Three Golden Keys ** S I G N E D **

SIS, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0385472927 / ISBN 13: 9780385472920
Published by Doubleday, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing, (November 1994) with publishers full number line in place. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket (original price intact). * SIGNED * by author on HIS personal book plate - see photo -(a drawing of a man with a butterfly net and Peter Sis's printed name underneath his signature - Sis boldly SIGNED next to the image). Not a publishers bookplate. Awesome item. Book boards mirror dust jacket illustration. Thrilling artwork throughout. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001702

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Title: The Three Golden Keys ** S I G N E D **

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The incomparable range and imagination of Czech artist Peter Sis is known the world over through his animated films, paintings, and best-selling children's books such asKomodo!, The Dragons Are Singing, and Follow The Dream. Now, with The Three Golden Keys, he gives us his most heartfelt and autobiographical work to date: the reworking of three classic Czechoslovakian fairy tales into a haunting illustrated fable of his lost childhood in Prague that is also a deeply felt allegory of the reclamation of a Czech cultural identity after forty-five years of Communist rule. A man returns to his home in the ancient city of his childhood. Three large rusty locks bar his entry. He knows he must somehow find the three golden keys that will let him in. Suddenly a black cat leaps off the gate; seeming to invite him to follow. Together they search through Prague's monuments and landmarks. With each key they find, a different aspect of the city comes to life and recounts for them a classic Czech fairy tale. The man runs back to his childhood home and excitedly opens the three rusty locks. Inside the front door, back turned to him, is his mother. She glances up, and as she recognizes him and comes to life, so does the city. Utterly magical on every level, The Three Golden Keys is destined to become a classic of children's literature. It truly is a "book for children of all ages."

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Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, and at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei and Tibet Through the Red Box. He lives in Paris, France and New York City.

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