The Ezra Jack Keats Film Festival
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THE SNOWY DAY in 2012
Take 8: Maggie and the Pirate
For the love of a pet cricket and his cage, featuring Joanann, Miriam and Maria
Chirp Chirp Chirp!
FUN FACT: This book was originally going to be called ANNIE AND THE PIRATE until a friend of Ezra’s suggested that the title character be named Maggie. Ezra often took suggestions for names from his friends.
Learn How You Can Chirp Too
Curious About Crickets?
Pet crickets and cages
How their wings make music
Beads and skewers let you chime in with a choir of crickets
Color me cricket!
Science, reading, math, crafts and cooking
FUN FACT: Ezra often used details from his childhood in his books. Louie was the name of a friend of Ezra’s older brother who was nice to Ezra when he was little. And Gussie is not just a puppet but was the nickname of his mother, Augusta.
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