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The Snowy Day Hardcover - 1962 - 1st Edition

by Ezra Jack Keats

"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 Honor Book. Full color.


Summary

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.

From the publisher

The magic and wonder of winter's first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child's bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season. New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of "Top Check Outs of All Time" In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. Universal in its appeal, this story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter's small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day. Ezra Jack Keats was also the creator of such classics as Goggles, A Letter to Amy, Pet Show!, Peter's Chair, and A Whistle for Willie. (This book is also available in Spanish, as Un dia de nieve.)
Praise for The Snowy Day
"Keats made Peter's world so inviting that it beckons us. Perhaps the busyness of daily life in the 21st century makes us appreciate Peter even more--a kid who has the luxury of a whole day to just be outside, surrounded by snow that's begging to be enjoyed." --The Atlantic "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."--Publisher's Weekly

First Edition Identification

The first edition of The Snowy Day was printed by Viking Press in 1962. First editions have "First Published in 1962 by The Viking Press, Inc." printed on the copyright page with no indications of later printings. The original dustjacket has a $3.00 price stamp and no mention of the Caldecott Medal. 

Details

  • Title The Snowy Day
  • Author Ezra Jack Keats
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition number 1st
  • Edition 1
  • Pages 40
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date 1962-11-05
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Dust Cover, Illustrated
  • ISBN 9780670654000 / 0670654000
  • Weight 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.1 x 9.3 x 0.5 in (20.57 x 23.62 x 1.27 cm)
  • Ages 02 to 05 years
  • Grade levels P - K
  • Reading level 500
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
    • Seasonal: Winter
    • Theometrics: Secular
  • Library of Congress subjects City and town life, African Americans
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 62015441
  • Dewey Decimal Code E

Media reviews

Citations

  • Ebony, 02/01/2012, Page 40

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 www.ezra-jack-keats.org
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