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The Snowy Day

Jack Ezra Keats

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ISBN 10: 0670867330 / ISBN 13: 9780670867332
Published by Penguin Group USA, Australia, 1996
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Vivid full-color illustrations capture a young boy s delight in the first snowfall of the year, in a board book edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning classic. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780670867332

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Title: The Snowy Day

Publisher: Penguin Group USA, Australia

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Board book

Book Condition:New

Edition: BRDBK.

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Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!
 
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snow 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. The adventures of a little boy int eh city on a very snowy day.
 
“Keats’s sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child.”—Barnes & Noble
 
“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
 
“The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was ‘the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero’—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It’s as unique and special as a snowflake.”—Amazon.com

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The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. Keats's illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition. The tranquil story mirrors the calm presence of the paintings, and both exude the silence of a freshly snow-covered landscape. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures--experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. Awakening to a winter wonderland is an ageless, ever-magical experience, and one made nearly visceral by Keats's gentle tribute.

The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"--yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake.

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