The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats
(Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780140501827, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 1976
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No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
"Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child." "Barnes & Noble"
"Ezra Jack Keats's classic "The Snowy Day," winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow." "Publisher's Weekly"
"The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to"Horn Book"magazine, "The Snowy Day"was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero" yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake." Amazon.com
Buried under the drifts in Washington, D.C., we turn to artful descriptions of snow from some favorite writers — in the hands of a good storyteller, snow can be magical, or monstrous. We sample works from Ezra Jack Keats, Laura Ingalls Wilder and, of course, Robert Frost. More at NPR.org
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