Synopses & Reviews
"Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day."--"The New York Times." ALA Notable Children's Book. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Ezra Jack Keats (19161983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a childrens classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peterthe star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org