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A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

Author: Fancher, Lou (Ilt)
Johnson, Steve (Ilt)
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Publisher: Viking Books

Format:Hardcover

Scratch & Dent Copy

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A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation 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. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Children Nonfiction   Biography & Autobiography
Children Nonfiction   Social Situations

ISBN 13:9780425287682
ISBN 10:0425287688
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:60
Size:10.00" l x 11.00" w x 0.50" h
Ages: 7 - 11
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