Robert McCloskey


Born
in Hamilton, Ohio, The United States
September 15, 1914

Died
June 30, 2003

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John Robert McCloskey (September 15, 1914 – June 30, 2003) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He both wrote and illustrated eight picture books and won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association recognizing the year's best-illustrated picture book. Four of those eight books were set in Maine: Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder, and Burt Dow, Deep-water Man; the last three all on the coast. He was also the writer for Make Way For Ducklings, as well as the illustrator for The Man Who Lost His Head.

McCloskey was born in Hamilton, Ohio, during 1914 and reached Boston in 1932 with a scholarship to study at Vesper George Art School. After Vesper George he moved to New York City for s
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Average rating: 4.19 · 183,999 ratings · 4,279 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Make Way for Ducklings

4.22 avg rating — 74,495 ratings — published 1941 — 65 editions
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Blueberries for Sal

4.19 avg rating — 63,525 ratings — published 1948 — 36 editions
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Homer Price

4.08 avg rating — 18,941 ratings — published 1942 — 26 editions
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One Morning in Maine

4.36 avg rating — 11,637 ratings — published 1952 — 13 editions
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Time of Wonder

4.07 avg rating — 4,256 ratings — published 1957 — 13 editions
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Lentil

4.12 avg rating — 3,907 ratings — published 1940 — 12 editions
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Centerburg Tales: More Adve...

4.15 avg rating — 1,543 ratings — published 1951 — 13 editions
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Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man

4.09 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 1963 — 8 editions
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The Complete Adventures of ...

4.26 avg rating — 262 ratings
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Make Way for Ducklings, One...

4.53 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Robert McCloskey

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Robert McCloskey

“So, you never can tell what will happen when you learn to play the harmonica.”
Robert McCloskey, Lentil