Roberto Walks Home

Roberto Walks Home

By Ezra Jack Keats; Janice N. Harrington; Jody Wheeler (Illustrator)

Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670063161, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2008


Roberto is thrilled that his older brother Miguel is going to walk him home from school. But when Miguel forgets and shoots hoops with his friends instead, Roberto is mad and has to walk alone. How will Miguel make it up to Roberto?

Inspired by the works of Ezra Jack Keats and featuring Roberto, a classic character from Dreams, Louie, and Pet Show!, this moving story by award-winning author Janice N. Harrington?with gorgeous Keatsian illustrations by Jody Wheeler?is sure to win the hearts of Ezra Jack Keats fans.

About the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916�1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of�The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication,�The Snowy Day�has come to be regarded as both a children�s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats� 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. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at�