When Louie goes looking for a father, he meets Barney. Barney accuses Louie of stealing a music box from his truck, but Louie says he didn't do it. It's up to Louie's mother to settle the conflict and reveal that meeting Barney may be the beginning of the end of Louie's search. This heartwarming tale features the same collage art and colorful urban setting that are featured in Keats' popular books A Letter to Amy and Peter's Chair.
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
Louie's Search based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I disliked this book. The story begins too suddenly. The themes of remarriage, stealing, and the big city, while sometimes pertinent to children's lives, are too abrupt and unrealistic in this story, such that they could confuse a child who might be looking for guidance.
This story is really heart warming about a little boy named Louie who sets out to find a father. He wore clothes that he thought looked like a clown so people would notice him. On his adventure he took a music box out of a truck to gain attention then got accused of stealing it. The end was a great ending because his mom ended up getting married to the same man. I think that is a great story with great illustrations.
This book is about a little boy in search of a father. This book could be used to talk about blended families.
This book was not one of my favorites. It was somewhat hard to follow and I am not sure students would enjoy reading it. It is about a boy who goes in search of a new father. He causes some problems, but eventually his mom gets married and they live happily ever after. This might be a good book to read to students whose parents are getting remarried or are single parents. It would be important however to tell students that Louie went in search of his father but in the real world we shouldn't really do that.