Charles Darwin was an independent thinker who continues even now to influence the way we look at the natural world. His endless curiosity and passion for detail resulted in a wealth of notebooks, diaries, correspondence, and published writings that Peter Sis transforms into a visual treasure trove. A multi-layered journey through Danivin's world, The Tree of Life begins with his childhood and traces the arc of his life through university and career. In wondrous pictures executed in fine pen and ink and lush watercolours, Peter Sis has shaped a brilliant introduction to Charles Darwin.
Peter Sis is the internationally renowned author and/or illustrator of many books for children, including Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei; The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; and Tibet Through the Red Box, all Caldecott Honor books, and The Pilot and the Little Prince. He is the recipient of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He has lived in and around New York City since 1984.