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Since his arrival in the United States from Holland in 1952, Peter Spier has become one of this country’s most popular and renowned illustrators. Mr. Spier received the Caldecott Medal for Noah’s Ark and a Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night. People received the Christopher Award, was nominated for the American Book Award, and received the National Mass Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for “outstanding contributions to better human relations and the cause of brotherhood.” Mr. Spier has illustrated over one hundred books, and his work can be found in museums and private collections across the country. In addition to illustrating and writing, he is an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. Mr. Spier and his wife live in Shoreham, New York.
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"The Caldecott Medalist has created his most  ambitious and impressive picture book so far, with  minutely detailed and exquisite paintings of human  beings on all four continents."  -- Publishers Weekly, starred  review.

"A wonderful introduction to a global  view that will answer and arouse curiosity in the  young and act as an absorbing reminder for any age."  -- School Library Journal.

The  Christopher Award, An American Bookseller Pick of  the Lists.


WINNER 1981 Christopher Award

  • People by Peter Spier
  • April 01, 1988
  • Juvenile Fiction - People & Places
  • Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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  • 9780385244695

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