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Keats's Neighborhood : An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury (School And Library) (Ezra Jack Keats & Anita Silvey)
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Ezra Jack Keats is widely acknowledged as one of the first people to feature realistic, friendly, multi-ethnic urban settings in his picture books-forever changing the landscape of children's literature in the process. Now this beautiful collection brings together nine of his best-loved stories, including the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning bookThe Snowy Day and Caldecott Honor book Goggles!, plus Whistle for Willie,Peter's Chair, Apt. 3, and others. Also included is artwork from an unfinished picture book,The Giant Turnip, published here for the very first time. An introduction by celebrated critic of children's literature Anita Silvey outlines Keats's career and inimitable contributions. In addition, five of the most important writers and illustrators working in the field today share their thoughts on Keats and the legacy he left behind. An afterword describes his incredible life, from his childhood in Brooklyn to children's book legend.
A collection of ten books by the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator, with a brief biography and short essays by colleagues--including Jerry Pinkney and Eric Carle--who have been influenced by his work.
Number of Pages: 126
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / General, Family / General
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Ezra Jack Keats & Anita Silvey
Street Date: October 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-7237
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What a work of art!
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Janelle — 4 years ago
This is a wonderful collection. Not only does it feature some of Keats' most beloved books, it also contains biographical info and tributes from artists he influenced. Beautifully done!see moreof the reviewer's review