Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey

  • 5 stars across 15 books
Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters.

The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner (for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder ), McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

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  • Make Way for Ducklings

    Make Way for Ducklings

    I have really enjoyed reading this with my 3 year old recently as she has requested most bedtimes lately. It is a lovely gentle story about Mr and Mrs...

  • Lentil


    This is such a sweet book and I have read the book to my boy many times and we still haven't tired of it. It's a uplifting book about a boy who plays...

  • Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal

    by modzy78

    I loved this book as a child and was glad to introduce it to my daughter. It is about a girl named Sal picking blueberries with her mother. Meanwhile,...