New York: Francis Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998. Peter Sis. First Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. 4to, beige buckram with colorful glossy pictorial plate of a Tibetan spiritual labyrinth surrounding a mountain Shangri-la, profusely illustrated by Peter Sis with pictorial designs and motifs in Tibetanesque style, Mylar-protected pale beige dust jacket (unclipped) with Tibetan figures and designs by Sis, pictorial endpapers,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1197
A CALDECOTT Honor Book.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! A perfectly marvellous journey as beautifully illustrated book.
Astonishingly inventive and evocative illustrations about the author's father's travels in Tibet. Czech-born (1949) illustrator-author Peter Sis uses Tibetan Buddhist (and occasional Nabokovian) motives. He here unbundles a mysterious Red Book with calligraphed narrative about searching for Tibet's labyrinth-encircled Valley of the Giants, a quest involving explorations of the Tibetan symbolic world and its spiritual mandalas.
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