Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916 - May 6, 1983) (born Jacob Ezra Katz), Caldecott-winning author of The Snowy Day, was one of the most important children's literature authors and illustrators 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 use an urban setting for his stories and he developed the use of collage as a medium for illustration. He was born March 11, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York to Benjamin Katz and Augusta Podgainy, Polish immigrants of Jewish descent. Mr. Keats illustrated 33 books and also wrote 22 of the books. In 1983, Keats died at the age of 67 following a heart attack. His last projects included designing the sets for a musical version of his book The Trip, designing a poster for the New Theater of Brooklyn, and writing and illustrating The Giant Turnip, a beloved folktale.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613490211X
  • 9786134902113