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The Resource A Poem for Peter

A Poem for Peter

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A Poem for Peter
Title
A Poem for Peter
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Summary
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his — and Keats's — neighborhood. Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers.From the Hardcover edition
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  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis
  • Johnson, Steve
  • Fancher, Lou
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Picture Book Nonfiction
Label
A Poem for Peter
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5817534b-6b4f-4192-bc33-b17ec942110d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780425287705
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Poem for Peter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5817534b-6b4f-4192-bc33-b17ec942110d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780425287705
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • Green Lake Public Library (Caestecker)Borrow it
    Caestecker Public Library 518 Hill St, Green Lake, WI, 54941, US
    43.8451645 -88.9585917
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