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The Resource 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

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

Label
A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day
Title
A poem for Peter
Title remainder
the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Davis Pinkney ; pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 01/2017
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 7-10
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
3.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Steve
  • Fancher, Lou
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Children's literature
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Children's literature
  • Autores estadounidenses
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Authors, American
  • Children's literature
  • Illustrators
  • United States
Target audience
primary
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
950750024
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9780425287682
Lccn
2016011990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950750024
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
950750024
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9780425287682
Lccn
2016011990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950750024

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