Jul 1st, 2003
Two time Caldecott Medal winner and still popular children?s author Robert McCloskey has passed. You all know him if you read books as a kid and his books still circ like mad in Public Libraries. ?Blueberries for Sal? is full of simply wonderful drawings, Homer Price will crack you up and ?Make Way for Ducklings? well, that is one of the best book titles I have ever seen. If anyone wants to make a tribute site, you can still buy blueberriesforsal.com. Here is a link to his books on Amazon.com and here is a nice bio site.
??Deer Isle, Maine — Robert McCloskey, the writer and illustrator whose classic children’s books — among them “Make Way for Ducklings” and “Blueberries for Sal” — captivated generations of young readers and their parents, died Monday on Deer Isle, Maine. He was 88.??
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