The Snowy Day: 50th Anniversary Edition

About the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning story The Snowy Day, which was one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multicultural, urban setting. Since its initial publication in 1962, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written or illustrated.

The Snowy Day: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Ezra Jack Keats

Celebrate a major anniversary of a true classic!

In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his bright red snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This beloved book transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Peter's adventure, this very special oversized edition is a must-have, featuring eight pages of bonus material and a festive cover. 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Published: 1962
  • Recommended for ages 3–5


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