Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for his book 'Make Way for Ducklings,' which won the Caldecott Medal in 1942. McCloskey's work is celebrated for its detailed and expressive illustrations, as well as its charming and engaging storytelling.


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  1. 1. Make Way For Ducklings

    In this charming children's story, a pair of ducks searches for the perfect place to raise their family in the bustling city of Boston. After settling on an island in the Charles River, Mrs. Mallard is left to care for her eight ducklings while Mr. Mallard explores the area. Eventually, they all reunite and make a daring journey through the city streets, with the help of some friendly policemen, to their new home in the Public Garden, where they are warmly welcomed by the local residents. The tale beautifully captures themes of family, adventure, and community support.

    The 7652nd Greatest Book of All Time