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Robert McCloskey (1914–2003)

Autor(a) de Make Way for Ducklings

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About the Author

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 14, 1914. In 1932, he won a scholarship to the Vesper George Art School in Boston. Two years later he was commissioned to execute bas-reliefs for the municipal building in his hometown. Then he moved to New York to study at the National mostrar mais Academy of Design. He painted for two summers on Cape Cod, but only sold a few water colors during that time. After meeting with a children's book editor, he moved back Ohio and began to draw and paint the things around him in everyday life. The result was Lentil, the story of a boy and his harmonica in a typical Midwestern town. He returned to New York, where Viking Press acquired the book. He then got a job in Boston, assisting Francis Scott Bradford in making an enormous mural of famous people of Beacon Hill. It was there that he got the idea for Make Way for Ducklings, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1942. During World War II, he was a sergeant in the Army. Stationed in Alabama, he was assigned to draw training pictures. After the war, he continued to write and illustrate children's books including Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder, and Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man. Time of Wonder was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1958, making McCloskey the first artist to receive this honor twice. In 1974, he was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for continued distinguished contribution to children's literature. He died on June 30, 2003 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings (1941) 10,791 cópias
Blueberries for Sal (1948) 8,122 cópias
Homer Price (1943) 4,051 cópias
One Morning in Maine (1952) 2,567 cópias
Time of Wonder (1957) 2,075 cópias
Lentil (1940) 1,309 cópias
Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man (1963) 650 cópias
Books from Maine: A Raising Readers Collection (2010) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias

Associated Works

Henry Reed, Inc. (1958) — Ilustrador — 1,071 cópias
Journey Cake, Ho! (1954) — Ilustrador — 713 cópias
Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service (1966) — Ilustrador — 502 cópias
Henry Reed's Journey (1963) — Ilustrador — 358 cópias
Henry Reed's Think Tank (1986) — Ilustrador — 212 cópias
Henry Reed's Big Show (1839) — Ilustrador — 209 cópias
The Man Who Lost His Head (1942) — Ilustrador — 172 cópias
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom...and Lots More Learning Fun [1999 film] (2001) — Author & Illustrator — 30 cópias
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contribuinte, algumas edições5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Hardcover without a dust jacket. Robert McCloskey, Author. Caldecott Award Book. The covers are green/beige covers with green lettering. The spine is tight and straight. Approximate size, 7 x 9. The spine and edges are rubbed and lightly worn. Children's Choice book Club. A Scholastic Book Service. Unique brown print in the book with brown drawings. Previous owner's name written neatly on the front inside endpage. The other pages are clean, without tears...
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