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Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury Hardcover – October 28, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Ezra Jack Keats Treasury
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (October 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670035866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670035861
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury pays tribute to the life and work of the celebrated children's book creator. An introduction by Anita Silvey puts his books in the context of their time; illustrators such as Jerry Pinkney and Simms Taback describe the influence of Keats's work on children's books in general or their own in particular; and the attractively designed volume concludes with a brief biography. The work offers 10 complete stories (the trim size slightly enlarged from the original) including the Caldecott Medal-winning The Snowy Day (1962); Goggles! (1969), a Caldecott Honor book; and other favorites, such as Whistle for Willie (1964) and Peter's Chair (1967), plus sketches from The Turnip Seed, which Keats was working on at the time of his death in 1983. Photographs, original sketches and drafts round out the presentation.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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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I think you'll love the ones that were chosen, if you don't already.
Wendy A. B. Whipple
I read them to my children 35 years ago and read them to my grandchildren today.
T. G. Wright
The pictures are colorful and fun to figure out the collage technique he used.
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76 of 76 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book was a real disappointment. Keats's stories are good, but it's his illustrations that make him so wonderful. This book takes his illustrations and shrinks them down -- two , sometimes three, full-page illustrations crammed on one page. And my favorite picture from The Snowy Day didn't even make it in.
I had expected this to be the complete stories, but it's not. You would do better to buy the individual books than to buy this book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Benner on January 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
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.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Wendy A. B. Whipple on March 12, 2003
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This book contains 10 of Ezra Jack Keats's wonderful stories. This is not cheap. (But worth every dime!) You just can't go wrong with this collection. It is a fine example of Keats's marvelous craft.
One of the things I like about this book (and Keats's books generally) is that it portrays urban settings. As a little girl growing up in a rural Midwestern town, I honestly never noticed that the main character in Snowy Day was African-American, even though none of the kids I went to school with were. That fact was unimportant to me as a child, but I can see the value of it as an adult. Exposing our children to many cultures and races can only improve the way the next generation sees the world. From the bio at the end of the book: "Childhood, in his mind, was a colorblind experience."
Keats wrote over a hundred books. It must have been hard to pick just 10 for this collection. I think you'll love the ones that were chosen, if you don't already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Elaine Williams on May 14, 2007
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. G. Wright on January 9, 2007
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toddler Parent on February 10, 2013
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I recently discovered this author - and I love his work. The stories delight my 5 year old. He appears to really like the illustrations. I got more than I bargained for with this book - it has so many stories in it - I had no idea I was getting a treasure of Keats stories.
I recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mbm on August 7, 2014
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An outstanding collection of ten books written and illustrated by
Keats. The color translation is excellent.
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By Kayla Sierks on April 29, 2014
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A great collection!
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