Make Way for McCloskey

Make Way for McCloskey

by Robert McCloskey, Leonard S. Marcus
     
 

From those famous ducklings to Homer Price's delicious donuts, generations of children have grown up delighting in the timeless stories of Robert McCloskey. Here, for the first time, all of his published works—Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, Lentil, Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, Homer Price and Centerburg

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From those famous ducklings to Homer Price's delicious donuts, generations of children have grown up delighting in the timeless stories of Robert McCloskey. Here, for the first time, all of his published works—Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, Lentil, Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, Homer Price and Centerburg Tales—are brought together. With biographical information and photographs, and an introduction by renowned critic Leonard Marcus that outlines McCloskey's career and his unforgettable contribution to children's literature, this collection is an in-depth look at the life and work of an extraordinary children's book legend.

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Children's Literature
Though 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.
—Elizabeth Young

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670059348
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/21/2004
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
214,358
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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