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“Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!”

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Every year, my family eagerly awaits a classic sign of summer in Maine. We look along roadsides, on rocky slopes, and in sunny patches of open fields, hoping to see a bright spot of blue. It has to be a tiny bright spot, though, as those are true wild blueberries....
      

Happy holidays from The Horn Book!

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I dusted off the old party-planning hat for The Horn Book's holiday celebration last week — the first outing since my return to the HB in October. This year's outing was a hybrid lunch/field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts. There was delicious food (and wine!) at the MFA's...
      

Happy 75th anniversary, Make Way for Ducklings!

Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings doesn’t fly off the shelves in most places, as far as I know. It wasn’t a huge part of my Albany, New York childhood. It isn’t a flashy book, a colorful book, a rhyming book, or — let’s face it — a conveniently short...
      

Robert McCloskey at 100

Robert McCloskey was to the mid-twentieth-century American picture book what Norman Rockwell was to the illustrated magazine of that era: the artist most adept at divining the mythic dimension in the dramas of everyday life, and at crafting iconic images of a particular time and place with the power to...
      

Bob McCloskey, Inventor

by Marc SimontShould the recession get serious, a good inexpensive way for a tired man to find release from his tensions would be to go for a spin in Grampa Hercules’ Hide-a-Ride Machine.Bob McCloskey’s talent for devising mechanical contraptions is topped only by his ability to turn out books that...
      

Robert McCloskey interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_mccloskey.mp3Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults.MUSICNarrator: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live. But every time Mr. Mallard saw what looked like a nice place, Mrs. Mallard said it was no good. There...

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