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Keats, Ezra Jack: Louie (First Edition, 1975)

Keats, Ezra Jack: Louie (First Edition, 1975)

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Susie and Roberto are putting on a puppet show for all their friends when something incredible happens. Louie, the kid who never speaks to anyone, jumps up to talk with Gussie, Susie’s puppet! Everyone is amazed but Susie and Roberto figure out how to finish the show and how to extend warmth and friendship to someone they hadn’t understood.

This classic story is as meaningful today as when it was first published more than 20 years ago. The harsh unloveliness of inner-city streets is forgotten in the brilliant paintings, which form a backdrop for a tender story of spontaneous unselfishness.--The Horn Book. Full color.

Ezra Jack Keats is the author and illustrator. 

Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at

This hardcover children's book is in fair condition. It was retired from a local elementary school library. The Date Due insert goes back to 1976.  First Edition, 1975.

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