Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org
A Letter to Amyby Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats?s award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter?s Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin.?A master of ingenious collages, AKeats? has made brilliant variegated pictures?? -- The Horn BookEzra Jack Keats (1916?1983) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of over eighty-five books for children.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- March 11, 1916
- Date of Death:
- May 6, 1983
- Place of Birth:
- Brooklyn, New York
- Place of Death:
- New York, New York
- Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City
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My daughter really enjoys this book. Very nice story. Beautifully illustrated. A good book to explore how words can be used to create a full experiential picture. We will enjoy reading this again and again.
Ezra Jack Keats does a wonderful job with his book a 'Letter to Amy'. This book brings in the beauty of friendship and making choices. This book also opens up a wonderful way to expose children to connect reading to writing. Children can also get creative ideas on how to make their own invation to their birthday or other special parties.