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Peter Sis


Cast away in this beautiful dreamlike story and discover what surprises await

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A boy who loves adventure.
A mysterious ocean journey.
A remote island wilderness…

Peter Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a magical picture book filled with heart and imagination.

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'A tale of self-reliance, bravery in the face of self-doubt and the overwhelming influence a good book can have on the mind of a small child'
Two in a Teepee

'Charmingly illustrated … teaches the importance of self reliance and the value of reading'
Absolutely Mama

'Explores themes of imagination, bullying and friendship … gorgeous jungly pictures and maps'
The Week

'A fine example of how to illustrate the blurred boundaries of a child’s imagination'
The Association of Illustrators

'A magical journey through childhood with an abundance of adventure and a quiet solitude'
Picture Books Blogger

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 29.9 x 24.8 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 22 February 2018

ISBN: 9780500651599

About the Author

Peter Sís journeyed to Martinique, the inspiration for the island where Robinson Crusoe was marooned, to research the flora and fauna for this book. When he isn’t travelling the globe, he creates books and fine art that can be seen in galleries, museums and public spaces around the world.