The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670012701, 48pp.)
Publication Date: August 18, 2011
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A beloved classic in a perfect read-aloud format!
The year 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats's most recognized and beloved book. Now young readers can enjoy this Caldecott winner as a full-sized board book, perfect for bookstore storytime, classrooms and libraries, and read-alouds of all kinds. This big, sturdy edition will bring even more young readers to the story of Peter and his adventures in the snow.
Ezra Jack Keats (www.ezra-jack-keats.org), who died in 1983, was one of the first people to create a realistic, friendly, multi-ethnic urban setting in picture books for young children. His legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter - the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others.
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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