Winner of the 1978 Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark and a 1962 Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, PETER SPIER is one of America's most popular and renowned illustrators. He 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, Mr. Spier is an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. He and his wife live in Shoreham, New York.
"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.