I am a huge fan of Eleanor Schick's book City in Summer. There's something about her style of illustration that represents her era so well (the characters are often racially ambiguous). For obvious reasons, I collect any book I can find about kids growing up in a city, and Schick's books display such simple, warmhearted moments of city life I wish there were a dozen more of them (we do have Schick's City Sun, City Green, and Jeanie Goes Riding). The book I'm sharing excerpts from today is City in Winter. While Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is still published, this lovely book (originally published in 1970) has long been out of print.
This blog seeks to share excerpted content from out-of-print children's books. If you are the copyright holder of any of these books and are unhappy with this usage, please contact me immediately and I will rectify it.