By Peter Sís
A father’s diary, an artist’s memoir.
By the writer of the best-selling 3 Golden Keys.
While my father used to be in China and Tibet, he saved a diary, which was once later locked in a crimson field. We weren’t allowed to the touch the field. The tales I heard as a bit boy pale to a hazy dream, and my drawings from that point make no feel. i will not decipher them. It used to be no longer till i actually had long gone a ways, distant and acquired the message from my father that I took an interest within the purple field back . . .
In ny, Peter Sis gets a letter from his father. "The purple field is now yours," it says. The short observe concerns him and pulls him again to Prague, the place the contents of the pink field clarify the secret of his father’s lengthy absence in the course of the 1950s.
Czechoslovakia used to be at the back of the iron curtain; Vladimir Sis, a documentary filmmaker of substantial expertise, used to be drafted into the military and despatched to China to coach filmmaking. He left his spouse, daughter, and younger son, Peter, considering he will be domestic for Christmas. Christmases may move prior to he was once heard from back: Vladimir Sis was once misplaced in Tibet. He met with the Dalai Lama; he witnessed China’s invasion of Tibet. while he again to Prague, he dared no longer seek advice from his associates approximately all he had visible and skilled. yet again and again he instructed Peter approximately his Tibetan adventures. Weaving their tales jointly - that of the daddy misplaced in Tibet and that of the small boy in Prague, misplaced with no his father - Sis attracts from his father’s diary and from his personal reminiscences of his father’s impressive stories to arrive a non secular homecoming among father and son. along with his elegant images, encouraged by means of Tibetan Buddhist artwork and linking heritage to reminiscence, Peter Sis offers us a rare publication - a piece of singular artistry and infrequent imagination.
Tibet in the course of the purple Box is a 1999 Caldecott Honor e-book and the winner of the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn e-book Award for distinct Citation.