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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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The Peterkin Papers (Illustrator, some editions) 558 copies, 5 reviews
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Indian Two Feet and His Horse (Illustrator, some editions) 193 copies, 1 review
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The rice bowl pet (Illustrator, some editions) 18 copies, 1 review
The Chinese Knew (Illustrator) 17 copies, 2 reviews
How to Be an Animal Detective (Illustrator) 17 copies
Wonder Tales of Dogs and Cats (Illustrator, some editions) 14 copies
Music for Young Americans Book 3 (Illustrator) 10 copies
The Brave Riders (Illustrator, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Grasses (Illustrator) 5 copies
The Tournament of the Lions (Illustrator, some editions) 5 copies
Desmond's First Case (Illustrator, some editions) 5 copies
Farm Dog (Illustrator) 3 copies
Nihal (Illustrator) 1 copy

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