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Title:
Over in the meadow
Author:
Keats, Ezra Jack.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 1999.

©1971
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Summary:
An old nursery poem introduces animals and their young and the numbers one through ten.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 74305.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.5 1 Quiz: 08814 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9780670883448

9780140565089
Format :
Book

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"Over in the meadow, in the sand, in the sun,/Lived an old mother turtle and her little turtle one./"Dig!" said the mother./"I dig," said the one./So he dug all day,/In the sand, in the sun." With Keats's vibrant collage art, the animals in this classic counting rhyme are given a brand new life.


Author Notes

Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. He was a mural painter for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for three years before taking a job as a comic book illustrator. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Corp and was a camouflage pattern designer. After the war, he changed his name to make his Jewish heritage less noticeable.

He wrote and/or illustrated more than 85 children's books. The first book he illustrated was Jubilant for Sure by Elizabeth Hubbard Lansing, which was published in 1954. The first book he wrote was My Dog is Lost, which was published in 1960. His other works include Pet Show and The Snowy Day, which won a Caldecott Medal in 1963. He was also awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children's literature in 1980. He died of a heart attack on May 6, 1983.

(Bowker Author Biography)