When his family moves to a new neighborhood, Louie has to leave his friends behind. Sad and lonely, Louie creates a city scene inside a shoe box. The tiny diorama has a magical effect, sending his imagination back to old friends and old times. Then the spell ends, and a real-life adventure begins as Louie joins some new friends for Halloween night.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.18(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 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
Education:Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Trip based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Great book, I had never read a Keats book where the main character was not African-American. I was happy to see multicultural characters through out the book as well. I think it was great how Keats was able to take a snapshot of one moment in time when a child day dreams.
Louie is a little boy in a new and unfamiliar place. He has moved and is without his friends and comfort zone. He makes a box to look into that reminds him of his old city and friends. He spends the afternoon daydreaming of this trip until his mother awakes him from his thoughts. This is good to read to students who may have just moved and are settling into a new area and making new friends. Perfect for 2nd or 3rd grades.