The Snowy Day

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

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Ezra Jack Keats

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. 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


Winner of the Caldecott Medal
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