Author & Illustrator

Marcus Pfister

Biography

Marcus Pfister was born in 1960 in Bern, Switzerland. After attending art school in Bern and subsequent graphic designer training, he worked from 1981 to 1983 in an advertising agency. In 1984 he started his own business and which inspired his first picture book, The Sleepy Owl, published 1986 by NordSüd. The big breakthrough followed in 1992 when Marcus Pfister wrote, The Rainbow Fish—taking the bestseller lists by storm. To date, more than 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, in different formats, appearing in over 50 different languages. In his studio overlooking the Swiss capital, Marcus Pfister continues to create new characters and stories.

Most Popular Marcus Pfister Books

The Rainbow Fish book
4.9
sharing · fish
The Rainbow Fish
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! book
4.0
rescue · helping others · fish · sharks
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale book
4.5
the ocean · whales · resolving conflict · fish
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish book
4.3
losing · fish · good behavior · coping with failure
You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish

All Marcus Pfister Books

Personal Info

Books Stats

5Authored & Illustrated
1Authored

Most Recent Book

picture book
Leo's Monster

Highest Rated Book

The Rainbow Fish book
4.9
sharing · fish
The Rainbow Fish