Make Way for Ducklings (Hardcover)

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Make Way for Ducklings (Hardcover)


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This delightful children’s classic received a Caldecott Medal in 1942, only six years after the award was created by the American Library Assocation. I’ll never forget, as a child, staring at the stunning gold-embossed seal on my copy of the book, thinking this book was Very Important. And it is, still in every way possible that a vintage children’s book is able to stand up to time! It’s a lovingly illustrated story about how a family of ducks tries to find the perfect place to live and raise a family in Boston and still a winner!

— From Vick's Picks (2019-2021)

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.
   This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers.  Awarded the
Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780670451494
ISBN-10: 0670451495
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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Pages: 72
Language: English