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The Trip Paperback – September 23, 1987

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A quietly told story of a shoebox that helps Louie to remember old times, before he moved away, and then to make friends in his new neighborhood. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.


"Keats...has surpassed even his award-winners here....The effect is tenderness and uncommon beauty." -- --Publishers Weekly

"The author's collage-and-paint illustrations project just the right quality for Louie's dream trip." -- --School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 150L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy (September 23, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068807328X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688073282
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. Charbonneau on January 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
Any child who's had to move to a new neighborhood can sympathize with Louie, the main character of "The Trip". Feeling lonely on Halloween, the boy creates a city scene from construction paper and an old shoebox. As the title of the book suggests, Louie takes a night-time "trip" back to his old neighborhood by pretending to fly his toy plane there. As he wanders the familiar streets he encounters some strange individuals. He runs away, but they catch up with him. Luckily, a familiar feature on one of them clues Louie in on their identities. One of the things I enjoy most about Mr. Keats' books are his believable characters. Young readers can easily relate to them and the different situations they are placed in. What makes Keats' stories even more wonderful is that they are infused with charm and a hint of the imaginary, which are emphasized by his lovely paint and collage illustrations. Readers who liked Louie in "The Trip", can see him in "Louie" and "Regards to the Man in the Moon."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ChristieJ on October 4, 2010
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I am directing a musical based on this charming book. I wanted to share the original inspiration with the children and I couldn't find this book in a store - anywhere! I found it here at a reasonable price and it arrived in time for the first rehearsal. Thanks!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roi on September 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Book was too warn out. Disappointed when received it.
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