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The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

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.

Praise for The Snowy Day

"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". — The Horn Book

A Caldecott Medal Winner

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.2
Lexile Measure
500L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Genre
Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats used cut-out and gouache collage to create cityscapes that carry a strong dose of urban reality: grime, graffiti, and a lot of energy. 
Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats used cut-out and gouache collage to create cityscapes that carry a strong dose of urban reality: grime, graffiti, and a lot of energy. 

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