A Letter to Amy

A Letter to Amy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140564426
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Series: Puffin Book Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 68,952
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

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


Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City

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A Letter to Amy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TheMightyQuinn on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Peter is inviting one girl, Amy, to his birthday party and he is writing her a letter to make it special, but on the way to the mailbox the letter gets caught in the wind. Charming story about young mix-gender relationships, although the end baffled me a little. Was it supposed to be clear what Peter wished for? The artwork is fantastic multimedia. My untrained eye picked up water colors, acrylics, and cut paper combined in the images that create an authentic, eye catching New York. Text is embedded in the image during action pages, which are full spreads, and in white space at the start and end. Excellent for any picture book collection and a good read aloud from preschool to 1st grade.
rmbowers on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is a really cute book about friendship! I just loved it as I read it! There are also so many activities you could do with this book including having the students write their own letter or invitation!
conuly on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Peter is having a birthday party, and inviting just one girl - Amy.The book concerns his troubles mailing the letter out, and his worries that Amy won't show up. Pretty realistic, I think.
atlomas on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is a cute story about a boy inviting a girl to his birthday party. This would be great to introduce writing a letter or boys and girls playing together and how there is nothing wrong with that. I would ask my class about the weather and how would they feel inviting someone of the opposite gender to their party etc...
Khoffy on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Ezra Jack Keats' books are fantastic means of discussing feelings with students, allowing the teacher to ask students to examine what the characters are feeling and what parts of the text show them those feelings. A Letter to Amy would be beneficial in a classroom where the boys and the girls are reluctant to play with each other, showing that it's okay when boys and girls are friends.
megross on LibraryThing 3 months ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.