Louie by Ezra Jack KeatsLouie by Ezra Jack Keats


byEzra Jack KeatsIllustratorEzra Jack Keats

Paperback | March 30, 2004

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Susie and Roberto are putting on a puppet show and all of their friends have come to see it, including she Louie.  As the show begins, Louie becomes fascinated by the smiling puppet Gussie and shouts "Hello!" in front of a silent audience.  After the show, Louie goes home and dreams about Gussie.  When he wakes up, he discovers that his friends have left a gift for him.  This classic Ezra Jack Keats story of love and generosity is as meaningful today as when it was first published more than twenty years ago.
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 i...
Title:LouieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.06 × 8 × 0.15 inPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142400807

ISBN - 13:9780142400807

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Editorial Reviews

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)