Peter's chair

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Harper & Row, 1967 - Juvenile Fiction - 33 pages
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When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

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User Review  - ivettja - LibraryThing

Story is about a little boy who is very jelous because his little sister seems to be taking over his stuff like his crib, and stuff. And now it's time for his chair he doesn't want to give it up so he ... Read full review

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User Review  - mamapelton - LibraryThing

For ages 4 and up. A boy's stuff is being painted pink and given to his baby sister. He feels left out and he clings to a tiny blue chair that had been his when he was a baby. (Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom Library). Read full review

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About the author (1967)

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.

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