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.
About 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
Education:Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Letter to Amy based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This book is about Peter and his birthday party and a letter to Amy. Peter wants to invite Amy to his party so he writes a letter and goes out to try and mail it. The weather is not good so he has some difficulty mailing the letter. He mails the letter and Amy shows up at the party.
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.