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Jennie's hat
Keats, Ezra Jack.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2003.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
When the hat Jennie receives from her aunt is not as fancy as she had hoped, her bird friends decorate it for her.
General Note:
Originally published: Harper & Row, 1966.
Reading Level:
440 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 36005.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 33323 Guided reading level: K.

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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Jennie's favorite aunt is sending her a new hat, and Jennie just knows it will be beautiful. Imagine her dismay when the box comes and there is only a plain hat inside. How Jennie's disappointment is changed into a wonderful surprise will delight every spirited little girl who refuses to take no for an answer!

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 Ezra Jack Keats's mixed-media collage conveys the miraculous transformation of Jennie's Hat (1966), from a plain, broad-brimmed number to something stylish, with a bit of help from her feathered friends. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved