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Book Title: The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland|
The author of the book: Jan Pieńkowski
ISBN 13: 9780763673208
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 318 KB
Edition: Candlewick Press
Date of issue: September 23rd 2014
Read full description of the books The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland:Jan Pienkowski brings traditional Polish fairy tales to life with vibrant and witty paper-cut illustrations.
Dragons and kings, frogs and spells, witches and mermaids -- all the hallmark characters of traditional Polish fairy tales are found in this magical collection. Jan Pie´nkowski draws on a distinctive cut-paper technique learned as a child in Poland to produce dramatic and vibrant illustrations for eight time-honored stories. Celebrating honesty, loyalty, and creativity, stories such as "The Krakow Dragon" and "The Warsaw Mermaid" will captivate today's child as much as they did young Jan during his childhood. A pronunciation guide assists the reader with Polish place and character names.
Read information about the authorJan Michel Pieńkowski is a Polish-born British illustrator and author of children's books. He is probably best known for his Meg and Mog books with writer Helen Nicoll and for his pop-up books, including Haunted House (winner of the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal), Robot, Dinner Time, Good Night and 17 others.
Pieńkowski illustrated his first book at the age of eight, as a present for his father. During World War II, Pieńkowski's family moved about Europe, finally settling inHerefordshire, England in 1946. He attended the Cardinal Vaughan School in London, and later read English and Classics at King's College, Cambridge.
After leaving university Pieńkowski founded the Gallery Five greeting cards company. He began illustrating children's books in his spare time, but soon found the work taking over all his time. He began working with children's author Joan Aiken in 1968; he later won the first of two Kate Greenaway Medals in 1972 for his illustrations in Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea.
Pieńkowski has had a life-long interest in stage design. He was commissioned to provide designs for Theatre de Complicite, Beauty and the Beast for the Royal Ballet, and Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland Paris.
In 2005 Pienkowski contracted a civil partnership with David Walser, with whom he has been in a relationship for over 40 years.
Pienkowski suffers from bipolar disorder.
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