#5243-46 – 2017 First-Class Forever Stamp - "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

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US #5243-46

"The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

Booklet

 

 

Value:  49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  October 4, 2017

First Day City:  Brooklyn, NY

Type of Stamp:  Special

Printed by:  Ashton Potter

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Double Sided Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  500,000,000 stamps

 

Ezra Jack Keats, the author and illustrator of The Snowy Day, had always wanted to be an artist.  Keats built a successful career in commercial art, and later transitioned to illustrating children’s books.  The Snowy Day, one of 22 books written and illustrated by Keats, was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1963.  The story follows a young child named Peter who experiences the delight of a first snowfall in his neighborhood.    This children’s book is one of the first to have an African American as the main character.

Bold, colorful images show the boy in his iconic red snowsuit leaving tracks in the snow, throwing snowballs, sliding down snowy mounds, and making snow angels.  Peter appears in six more books by Keats, including Goggles!, Pet Show!, A Letter to Amy, and Peter’s Chair.  As he and his friends grow up, they endure real-life problems and situations many children face, including becoming an older brother, standing up for friends, and dealing with bullies.

In The Snowy Day, young readers around the world have recognized themselves in an African American city kid enjoying the pleasures of childhood.  Keats’s classic will continue to enthrall generations to come.

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US #5243-46

"The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

Booklet

 

 

Value:  49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  October 4, 2017

First Day City:  Brooklyn, NY

Type of Stamp:  Special

Printed by:  Ashton Potter

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Double Sided Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  500,000,000 stamps

 

Ezra Jack Keats, the author and illustrator of The Snowy Day, had always wanted to be an artist.  Keats built a successful career in commercial art, and later transitioned to illustrating children’s books.  The Snowy Day, one of 22 books written and illustrated by Keats, was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1963.  The story follows a young child named Peter who experiences the delight of a first snowfall in his neighborhood.    This children’s book is one of the first to have an African American as the main character.

Bold, colorful images show the boy in his iconic red snowsuit leaving tracks in the snow, throwing snowballs, sliding down snowy mounds, and making snow angels.  Peter appears in six more books by Keats, including Goggles!, Pet Show!, A Letter to Amy, and Peter’s Chair.  As he and his friends grow up, they endure real-life problems and situations many children face, including becoming an older brother, standing up for friends, and dealing with bullies.

In The Snowy Day, young readers around the world have recognized themselves in an African American city kid enjoying the pleasures of childhood.  Keats’s classic will continue to enthrall generations to come.