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Children's LiteratureThough not as prolific as his contemporaries, Robert McCloskey has carved out a place of his own in children's literature. This treasury comprising seven full-text stories and one excerpt from his longer work, Centerburg Tales, gives evidence that the two-time Caldecott winning artist has created timeless classics and continues to endear himself to generations of readers. Snuggling up with this title is prohibitive due to its size and heft. A more practical audience would be older readers reminiscing about a childhood sprinkled with these favorites. Before and following the stories are snippets of McCloskey's life and a brief biography, complete with photos that give a glimpse into the man, the father, and the artist. (McCloskey's daughters were often models for his books.) From a parade of ducklings, to a can of undetectable "gas" to the wonder of a Northeastern island storm, this book is a great escape to an era that held more charm and simplicity. 2004, Viking/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages all.