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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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  • 26 of 26 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury J 813.54 RYA (Text to phone) 34005126085124 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
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 Note:
Ages 7-10.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 3.8.
Subject: Keats, Ezra Jack > Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Keats, Ezra Jack > Literatura juvenil.
Authors, American > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Children's literature > Authorship > Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American.
Authors, American > Biography.
Illustrators > United States > Biography.
Children's literature > Authorship.
Autores estadounidenses > BiografĂ­a > Literatura juvenil.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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