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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"--
Summary
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530381
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
620
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The Snowy Day
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
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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