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

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

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library jB-K (KEATS) (Text) 33062008770464 Juv Biography Available -
Allentown Public Library J B KEATS, E. (Text) 34455006278069 Juv Biography Available -
  Ada V. Wright Memorial
Easton Main Library KEATS (Text) 31901004066173 Juv Biography Available -
Easton Palmer Branch KEATS (Text) 31901004098317 Juv Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425287682 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. 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 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. Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers"--
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"-- Provided by publisher.
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Target Audience Note:
620L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.8 0.5 0.5 186502
Subject: Keats, Ezra Jack.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Authors, American.
Children's literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack > Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day > Juvenile literature.
Authors, American > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.

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