A Poem for Peter

A Poem for Peter

The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

Paperback - 2016
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"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
ISBN: 9780425287682
Characteristics: 52 pages : color illusrations ; 25 x 28 cm


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A tribute to one great author's work by another, this picture book celebrates the life and work of Ezra Jack Keats. If you loved The Snowy Day, here's the story behind the story, written as poetry but with tons of informational back matter. (Elementary)

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Apr 18, 2017

I'm not crying, you're crying. Shut up!

This was one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long, long time. You read so many picture books that are pleasant enough and you start to forget what they can be, but I should have known it was going to be amazing with Andrea Davis Pinkney involved!

CatherineG_1 Dec 14, 2016

This is the biography of Ezra Keats who wrote The Snowy Day. I found his life so interesting. Teachers could use this book, in the classroom, in so many ways. Keats' family life was influenced by anti-semitism and racism. He had many struggles but overcame them all to be one of the most influential children's writers of his time. Funny thing for me - when I was a child, I never noticed Peter's skin colour. I think like all children, I loved the fun of the snow and the illustrations. The Snowy Day is one book, I love to read, every winter.

Check this book out to find out about the life of Ezra Keats!

Here is the link to the original book, The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats.



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