Item description for Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury by Ezra Jack Keats...
Overview Presents ten stories by the late author, with commentaries by contemporary writers and illustrators of children's books.
Publishers Description Ezra Jack Keats is widely acknowledged as one of the first people to feature realistic, friendly, multi-ethnic urban settings in his picture books-forever changing the landscape of children's literature in the process. Now this beautiful collection brings together nine of his best-loved stories, including the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book "The Snowy Day" and Caldecott Honor book "Goggles ," plus "Whistle for Willie," "Peter's Chair," "Apt. 3," and others. Also included is artwork from an unfinished picture book, "The Giant Turnip," published here for the very first time. An introduction by celebrated critic of children's literature Anita Silvey outlines Keats's career and inimitable contributions. In addition, five of the most important writers and illustrators working in the field today share their thoughts on Keats and the legacy he left behind. An afterword describes his incredible life, from his childhood in Brooklyn to children's book legend.
Citations And Professional Reviews Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury by Ezra Jack Keats has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 10/28/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 10/28/2002 page 74
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 39
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Studio: Viking Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 10.54" Height: 0.68" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2002
Publisher Viking Juvenile
ISBN 0670035866 ISBN13 9780670035861 UPC 051488025009
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 Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury?
Purchased at Borders for $5.99 Mar 11, 2008
I purchased this book at Borders for only $5.99. I have only browsed through the book. I'm pleased to see that the book includes several pages of background information on the author and pages of stories from others about their encounters with Keats.
I noticed that one reviwer was dissapointed with the fact has several pictures on one page. According to the cover the book includes 10 complete stories and at $5.99 I am ok with several pictures on one page...
Keats's Neighborhood May 14, 2007
Wonderful collection of Ezra Jack Keats's stories! His stories and illustrations are some of the best of our times for young children! The colors are amazing and the characters are timeless.My children and now my grandchildren are enjoying his work.
Great Art! Feb 4, 2007
This is an excellent culmination of stories for children as well as biography of the author. The artwork is amazing and creative. I remember reading these stories as a child and loving the creative illustrations. I have purchased this for my nephew's 6th birthday hoping he will enjoy the stories as well.
Great book for classrooms Jan 20, 2007
I'm a pre-k teacher and I bought this book as part of a unit we're doing on Ezra Jack Keats. It has all the Peter stories, plus a copy of the picture of the child who inspired Peter. One thing to know is that each story's layout is very different than the original picture books. There are missing illustrations (including some of my favorites) though all of the text is there. That fact really reduces this collection's value in my opinion, especially because Keats was such a thoughtful illustrator and each picture matches with the text to evoke a much stronger meaning than words or picture alone. It's still a great book though and nice to have in the classroom or at home. If you had to choose between owning each of the originals and this collection though, go with the originals.
Wonderful Collection of Keat's Children's Stories Jan 10, 2007
Ezra Jack Keats writes great stories for children. I read them to my children 35 years ago and read them to my grandchildren today. His books are fun to read and the pictures are a feast for the eyes.