Make Way For Ducklings ...and more Robert McCloskey

Make Way For Ducklings ...and more Robert McCloskey stories Robert McCloskey s Caldecott Award winning tales are brought to life in this timeless collection Make Way for Ducklings Blueberries for Sal Time of Wonder Burt Dow Deep Water Man Lentil Spanish Version of Make Way for Ducklings Read AlongRecommended for ages

About the Author: Robert McCloskey

John Robert McCloskey September 15, 1914 June 30, 2003 was an American writer and illustrator of children s books He both wrote and illustrated eight picture books and won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association recognizing the year s best illustrated picture book Four of those eight books were set in Maine Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder, and Burt Dow, Deep water Man the last three all on the coast He was also the writer for Make Way For Ducklings, as well as the illustrator for The Man Who Lost His Head.McCloskey was born in Hamilton, Ohio, during 1914 and reached Boston in 1932 with a scholarship to study at Vesper George Art School After Vesper George he moved to New York City for study at the National Academy of Design.In 1940, he married Peggy Durand, daughter of the children s writer Ruth Sawyer They had two daughters, Sally and Jane, and settled in New York State, spending summers on Scott Island, a small island off Little Deer Isle in East Penobscot Bay McCloskey s wife and eldest daughter Sally are reputed to be the models for little Sal and her mother in Blueberries for Sal 1948 , a picture book set on a Blueberry Hill in the vicinity Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea.Peggy died in 1991 Twelve years later on June 30, 2003, McCloskey died at his home in Deer Isle, Maine.

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    My girls and I love these storybook animations I wish I could findof these Seeing my three year old s reaction to when the characters she has come to know come to life off the page is priceless.

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