Item description for Apt. 3 (Picture Books) by Ezra Jack Keats...
Overview On a rainy day two brothers try to discover who is playing the harmonica they hear in their apartment building
Publishers Description In his apartment in the city, Sam hears voices, barking dogs, snoring, and all kinds of other noises. One rainy day he also hears the sad sounds of a harmonica, and wonders who's playing. Sam's search leads him to Apt. 3, where he finds not only the source of the music--but a new friend.
Citations And Professional Reviews Apt. 3 (Picture Books) by Ezra Jack Keats has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1385
Ingram Advance - 06/01/1999 page 41
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 632
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 915
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 24, 1999
ISBN 0140565078 ISBN13 9780140565072 UPC 051488006992
Availability 0 units.
More About Ezra Jack Keats
Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916 – May 6, 1983) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He won the 1963 Caldecott Medal for illustrating The Snowy Day, which he also wrote. It is considered one of the most important American books of the 20th century.
Keats is best known for introducing multiculturalism into mainstream American children's literature. He was one of the first children’s book authors to use an urban setting for his stories and he developed the use of collage as a medium for illustration.
Ezra Jack Keats lived in the state of New York. Ezra Jack Keats was born in 1916 and died in 1983.
Reviews - What do customers think about Apt. 3 (Picture Books)?
excellent Oct 2, 2007
This book is a wonderful read aloud to share with any grade in school as it can be adapted to suit different age groups & their comprehension abilities. Along with Keats' other books, it has an urban theme & great to use as a mentor text or author study.
Apartment 3 Apr 20, 2000
I first read this book to my daughter when she was 4-years-old. The New York tenement setting was such a foreign world in contrast to her suburban Dallas upbringing that she was immediately enthralled with the fact that so many families of diverse ethnic backgrounds would all live in one building. Keats paints such a vivid word picture that a child as young as she could easily be drawn into the story line. The characters and events became real to her, to the extent that she could literally hear the harmonica playing. My daughter begged to revisit this story and consequently every trip to the library for the next year included Apartment 3. To this day, at age 29 and expecting her first child, she still recalls this book and wants a copy of her own.