Peter Sís shares his artwork live, plus a giveaway!

The award-winning author and artist Peter Sís stopped by the Scholastic offices today and sat down to walk us through some of the inspiration behind his forthcoming picture book Robinson (out September 26)!

Robinson is the story of a boy who loves adventure. A mysterious solo journey. A remote island wilderness. Cast away in this beautiful dreamlike story and discover what surprises await. 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 that readers will want to return to again and again.

Watch our Facebook Live video with Peter right here:


EDIT: The sweepstakes is now closed. Thank you for participating! Our winners have been notified via email.

In honor of Robinson's upcoming publication, we're giving away five signed copies to five random winners! In the book, the main character travels in his imagination across the ocean to a beautiful island. To enter the sweepstakes, leave us a comment below with the place you most like to imagine yourself traveling to! 

One entry per person. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 29, 2017. U.S. residents, 18 and over, please. See the complete legal rules here.



Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I love the story of your creative mother

I'd love to travel to Greece!

I would travel alone to a soothingly warm tropical island where I would luxuriate daily by the ocean with a stack of Youth Lit novels and an everlasting tall glass of iced tea. I would discuss the twists and turns of the story plots with the local fish and birds.


Hawaii! Oh how I'd love to see those beautiful islands in person!

I like to imagine traveling to the virtual world my son designed for us.