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A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, (author.). Johnson, Steve, 1960- (illustrator.). Fancher, Lou, (illustrator.).

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  • 51 out of 60 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Lee County Public Library. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Oakland Branch.

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1 current hold on 60 total copies.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780425287682
  • ISBN: 0425287688
  • Physical Description: 52 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking / Penguin Young Readers Group, 2016.

Contents / Notes

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Includes bibliographical references (page 52).
Summary, etc.:
The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his -- and Keats's -- neighborhood.
Target Audience:
Ages 7-10.
Subject: Keats, Ezra Jack > Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Authors, American > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Children's literature > Authorship > Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Authors, American > Biography.
Illustrators > United States > Biography.
Children's literature > Authorship.
Keats, Ezra Jack > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > Biography.
Children's literature > Authorship.
Illustrators. > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack > Literatura juvenil.
Autores estadounidenses > BiografĂ­a > Literatura juvenil.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Literary.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Books & Libraries.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Prejudice & Racism.
Genre: Biographies.

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