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Emily Arnold McCully’s Favorite Caldecott

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyMake Way for Ducklings (1942):
Because I loved it as a child and believe its appeal is timeless. The masterly, unshowy illustrations carry the narrative and characterizations and establish a particular time and place that becomes universal. Because it is a story — involving, amusing, enlarging — whose form perfectly fits the picture book.

—Emily Arnold McCully,
winner of the 1993 Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire

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