Cover image for Apt. 3
Title:
Apt. 3
Author:
Keats, Ezra Jack.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 1999.

©1971
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
On a rainy day two brothers try to discover who is playing the harmonica they hear in their apartment building.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 310 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 7655.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 14183 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780670883424

9780140565072
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Book

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Summary

Sam and his little brother Ben hear mysterious music in their apartment building, but they're not sure where it's coming from. They search every floor, but lot of noisy people. But the blind man in Apt. 3 is different; he's something special, and his music is something Sam and Ben won't soon forget. Full color.


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)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In a dingy tenement building, the sounds of a harmonica intrigue two brothers and send them off in search of the musician. They find a blind man, and begin a friendship. PW's comment: ``Keats is no stranger to miracles, as two boys discover the miracle of music and the miracle of compassion in themselves.'' (All ages) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved