A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher; Channie Waites; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Viking / Penguin Young Readers Group, [2017] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Juvenile audience   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ezra Jack Keats; Ezra Jack Keats; Ezra Jack Keats
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Davis Pinkney; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher; Channie Waites; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9780425287682 0425287688 9781501959028 1501959026
OCLC Number: 1012115554
Notes: Accompanying CD narrated by Channie Waites.
Compact disc.
Target Audience: Ages 7-10.
Description: 52 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Responsibility: Andrea Davis Pinkney ; pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson.

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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.

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year 2016A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year 2016A Sydney Taylor Award Honor BookAn ALSC 2017 Notable Children's Read more...

 
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