Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Robert McCloskey

I think I'm going to change the name of this blog to The Parade of Death. Sigh.

Robert McCloskey, author of 'Make Way for Ducklings' and 'Blueberries for Sal' died on Monday at his home in Maine. I live in Boston so 'Make Way for Ducklings' has a certain poignance (and there is a small sculpture commemorating it), but I grew up with 'Blueberries for Sal' and it always makes me think of summers and berry picking with my mom. It’s a sweet book.

I think everyone should seek out one of his books this week and read it either alone or with a child.

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