Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings

Written by Robert McCloskey

New York, Viking, 1941

9.5" x 12.5"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Based on a true story, the quintessential picture book about Boston was created in the Greenwich Village studio that Robert McCloskey shared with another future Caldecott Medal winner, Marc Simont. McCloskey's training as a muralist is evident in this sweeping panorama in the Caldecott galloping-horseman tradition. A stickler about naturalistic detail, McCloskey kept live ducklings in his studio bathtub for months as he sketched their movements and anatomy.

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