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
Four felines temporarily adopt a displaced puppy in Kitten for a Day (1974) by Ezra Jack Keats. "Next time let's all be puppies," he says to his friends when his mother comes to fetch him. Now, as ever, Keats's sunny illustrations reflect the joy of discovery. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.