Sometimes in publishing, stories come together in ways that one could never have imagined. A year ago, the first issue of OutlooK-12 magazine premiered. From the beginning, we had a School Library section, and the very first book we reviewed was Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day.” Now, with our magazine celebrating it’s first birthday and with the Ezra Jack Keats’ Foundation celebrating what would have been Keats’ hundredth birthday, we are dedicating this month’s School Library to Keats’ timeless children’s books. We would like to thank the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for the book summaries, fun facts and cover images. To learn more about the foundation’s ongoing activities and events in honor of Keats’ birthday, visit http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/
1974 - ISBN: 978-3518112670
It’s late, and everyone is asleep except Roberto. Looking out his window, he sees Archie’s cat trapped by a big dog. Roberto doesn’t know what to do. Then something incredible happens: the cat is saved by the most surprising hero ever! Swirls of color evoke the dreamlike yet intense beauty of a summer night.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Ezra was a guest on the acclaimed TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?” On one of his visits, he showed how to make marbled paper, a technique he used to create the swirling colored sky and windows in “Dreams.”