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Robert McCloskey

Author, Illustrator

(1914 - 2003)

Robert McCloskey

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.



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Blueberries for Sal (1948)

The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day.

1949

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man (1963)

Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, is fishing and accidentally hooks a whale’s tale, but all is forgiven when he removes the hook and applies a Band-Aid -- but then all the other whales want one too.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Centerburg Tales (1951)

This second book of Homer Price’s adventures includes the Gravitty-Bitties adventure and Experiment 13.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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George Washington Bicentennial Calendar (1932)

This calendar published by his high school history club was Robert McCloskey’s first publication. The image is provided from the collections of The Western Reserve Historical Society.

Author(s): American History Club
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Good Times Together (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems about children around the world for younger readers.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
A. A. Milne
Helen Sewell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
Helen Sewell
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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Henry Reed, Inc. (1955)

Henry Reed spends the summer in Grover’s Corner and sets up a business with Midge Glass.

Author(s): Keith Robertson
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Henry Reed’s Baby-Sitting Service (1966)

Henry and Midge decide to start a baby-sitting service as their summer project.

Author(s): Keith Robertson
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Henry Reed’s Big Show (1970)

This summer Henry and Midge are theatrical producers.

Author(s): Keith Robertson
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Henry Reed’s Journey (1963)

Henry joins Midge and her family as they drive from San Francisco to Grover’s Corner. Naturally they have adventures along the way.

Author(s): Keith Robertson
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Homer Price (1943)

Homer Price lives just outside Centerburg with his parents who run a tourist camp and his pet skunk, Aroma. This first book of his adventures includes the story of the night the doughnut machine at his Uncle Ulysses’ lunchroom went crazy.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Journey Cake, Ho! (1953)

When hard times come, Johnny sets out to seek his fortune with the journey cake in his knapsack. When the journey cake escapes it leads him on a merry chase, picking up animals as it goes until Johnny finds himself home again.

1953
1954

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Junket: The Dog Who Liked Everything Just So (1955)

The new owner of Junket’s farm does not want any animals about the place, but Junket has other ideas.

1955

Author(s): Anne H. White
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Lentil (1940)

When the band dries up, Lentil saves the day with his harmonica.

1940

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Make Way for Ducklings (1941)

Mrs. Mallard proudly parades her ducklings to the Boston Public Garden.

1941
1942

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Make Way for McCloskey (2004)

An omnibus volume including Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, Lentil, Time of Wonder, One Morning in Main and selections from Homer Price.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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The Man Who Lost His Head (1942)

When he wakes up the day after selling his pig at the fair, a man is missing his head. How to find it?

Author(s): Claire Huchet Bishop
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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