McCloskey, Robert. (1914–2003)

"Make Way For Ducklings" - SIGNED

New York: The Viking Press. 1942. Third Printing. Signed and inscribed on the title: "For David's Children / Robert McCloskey / July 1, 1974." Russet cloth with some light edge and corner wear and scattered very light stains; gift inscription, ownership signature and child's bookplate to the front endpapers; some light toning and foxing. Dust jacket with heavy wear, large tear to spine and edges. Overall fine in fair DJ.

Make Way for Ducklings won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for McCloskey's illustrations, executed in charcoal then lithographed on zinc plates. As of 2003, the book had sold over two million copies. The book's popularity led to the construction of a statue by Nancy Schön in the Boston Public Garden of the mother duck and her eight ducklings, which is a popular destination for children and adults alike. (16860)

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