When Louie goes looking for a father, he meets Barney. Barney accuses Louie of stealing a music box from his truck, but Louie says he didn't do it. It's up to Louie's mother to settle the conflict and reveal that meeting Barney may be the beginning of the end of Louie's search. This heartwarming tale features the same collage art and colorful urban setting that are featured in Keats' popular books A Letter to Amy and Peter's Chair.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916?1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter?the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org.