A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day
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Contributors
Johnson, Steve, 1960- illustrator.
Fancher, Lou illustrator.
Published
New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.
ISBN
9780425287682
Lexile measure
620L
Status
Oak Lawn Public Library - Juvenile Stacks
JUV 813.54 PINKNEY
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Acorn Public Library District - Juvenile StacksJ BIOG KEATS, E.On Shelf
Addison Public Library - 1st Floor - Children's BooksjBIO 809.1 KEATS E.On Shelf
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District - Juvenile Easy ReaderJE ARTISTS PINKNEYOn Shelf
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Published
New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
52 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780425287682
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 3.8, 1 Points
Lexile measure
620

Notes

Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
620L,Lexile
Target Audience
Decoding demand: 84 (very high),Semantic demand: 97 (very high),Syntactic demand: 81 (very high),Structure demand: 87 (very high),Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.8,0.5,186502.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pinkney, A. D., Johnson, S., & Fancher, L. (2016). A poem for Peter: the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day . Viking Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. 2016. A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. Viking Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher. A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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