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Revisit ten of Ezra Jack Keats’s best-loved stories
in this beautifully produced book.
Photographed by ian macpherson
text by elizabeth bentley
From the moment you crack the spine of Keats’s Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury, you’ll be entranced by his colourful, naïve depictions of ordinary life in mid-20th century urban America. This lovingly designed book collects ten of his favourite stories, including The Snowy Day, Goggles! and Peter’s Chair. Sharing their memories of the “guy with the whispery, gravelly voice”, who cherished his young readers, are four equally acclaimed children’s book writers and illustrators – Eric Carle, Jerry Pinkney, Reynold Ruffins and Simms Taback.
Says Ruffins of his friend, “He turned snow into gold.”
Keat’s Neighbourhood: An Ezra Jack Keasts Treasury, (Viking Juvenile, 2002) A$43.95, Kinokuniya