Friday, November 1, 2013

Boston Public Library Posts Scans of Robert McCloskey Sketches

The Boston Public Library has posted some of Caldecott winner Robert McCloskey's sketches on Flickr.

From the site: "Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of such classic children’s books as "Blueberries for Sal," "One Morning in Maine," and "Homer Price." McCloskey twice won the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association’s annual award of distinction for children’s book illustration. He received his first Caldecott Medal for "Make Way for Ducklings" (1941), his beloved tale of a mallard duck family’s journey along busy Boston streets in their quest to reach a new home in the Public Garden.

In the 1960s, Robert McCloskey presented the BPL with four sketchbooks containing preliminary drawings for "Make Way for Ducklings." With the artist’s permission, selected drawings have been taken from the sketchbooks and matted."


  1. I'd forgotten about that book. The illustrations are wonderful! Thank you also for posting the "All Things Unexplained" Call for Artists... I entered and was accepted. I'm excited about the show!

  2. That is great! Of course you are welcome to attend our lunch anytime. Next week is at El Pueblo.

    I have always loved McCloskey's work. Blueberries for Sal is my favorite but One Morning in Maine is also wonderful.