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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
  • "A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. 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 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. Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers"--
  • "A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • October 10, 2016
  • October 01, 2016
  • September 15, 2016
  • December 01, 2016
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
  • 928/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 8 and up
  • 7-10
  • 2-5
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
PS3561.E25243
LC item number
Z83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Steve
  • Fancher, Lou
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Keats, Ezra Jack
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Children's literature
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
Target audience
pre adolescent
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016011990
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780425287682
  • (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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016011990
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780425287682
  • (OCoLC)950750024

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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