Peter's Chair (Paperback)
|Author: Ezra Jack Keats|
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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: 1/16/2003
Dimensions: (in Inches) 8H x 9.25L x 0.25T
Age Range: 7 to 12
Peter stretched as high as he could. There! His tall building was finished. (from the first line)
|Peter learns to accept the new baby sister in the family in this endearing story of sibling rivalry. Full color.|
From the Publisher:
When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.
Ezra Jack Keats's style of illustration--colored cut-paper collages or blends of acrylic paint, is instantly recognizable. Keats's mother encouraged his artistic abilities but his father warned him not to become an artist as he would starve and "have a terrible life." Despite this warning, Keats did become an artist and won three scholarships to art schools. He served in the Air Force during World War II and began to find work as an illustrator. Keats illustrated many works of other artists before writing and illustrating a work of his own--that effort, THE SNOWY DAY won the Caldecott Medal in 1963. The lead character of that book, a young African-American boy named Peter, appeared in a number of other works by Keats including WHISTLE FOR WILLIE (1964) and DREAMS (1974).