The Trip

The Trip

by Ezra Jack Keats


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670061952
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/16/2007
Pages: 40
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

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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The Trip 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cvyork on LibraryThing 26 days ago
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.
kperk12 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
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.