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The Snowy Day Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Keats, Ezra Jack

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ISBN: 0140501827     ISBN-13: 9780140501827
Publisher: Puffin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1981
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Annotation: "In this book sparkling with atmosphere, a small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day. The brief, vividly expressed text points out his new awareness".Q"The Horn Book". A Caldecott Honor Book. Full color.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Snow; Fiction.
African Americans; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 76028805
Lexile Measure: 500
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Picture Puffins
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 9.00" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6092
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q10606
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): 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 DayWhistle for WilliePeter's ChairA Letter to AmyGoggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
While lacking the original smaller-size picture book's intimacy, this large-size board book edition of Keats's Caldecott Medal winning classic would work well for group sharing.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
This fiftieth-anniversary edition is appended with eight pages of background material about the 1963 Caldecott Medal winner. Included are fascinating tidbits about the creation of both text and collage art, a letter to Keats from Langston Hughes (saying he wished he had grandchildren to give the book to), and photos of and quotes from Keats. Copyright 2012 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1996)
Because of the boldness of Keats's graphic images, this classic story about a small boy experiencing the joys of a snowy day works well as a board book. The shiny pages even enhance the effect of the collagelike art. Nevertheless, the story seems better suited to a picture-book audience. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1996 January #1)
Now in a sturdy board-book format just right for youngest readers, Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow. (Viking, $6.99 15p 6 mos.-up ISBN 0-670-86733-0 Jan.) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1991 August)
Gr 1-2-- This translation of Keats's original Caldecott Medal winner captures the physical and emotional experiences of Peter and his delight in a snowfall. The vivid illustrations assist the narration, showing the boy's connection with nature. The book is appropriate for storytelling and beginning readers. Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.
 
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