Whistle for Willieby Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
Since it was first published in 1964, Whistle for Willie has delighted millions of young readers with its simple writing and its striking collage artwork depicting the story of Peter, who longs to whistle for his dog. The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Keats's illustrations boldly, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day."
Meet the Author
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
- 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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This book shows a child that if they keep practicing that they will finally succeed, as does Willie (Pete).
There were not alot of books with brown faces on the cover . But this one did ! All of Ezra Keat's bookswere exciting to me. They often took place in a city. And they were the stories a child could relate to, told using a child's voice. My sisters and I cheriahed these books for years and still do today. I am sixty four and I still enjoy this book and the others we've read over and over and over again.