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Robert McCloskey: Criticism and Reviews

Robert McCloskey is interviewed by Anita Silvey for the Horn Book Radio Review commentary on books.

About.com has reviews of several of McCloskey's books.

Additional criticism and review of Robert McCloskey's works can be found at your local public library.

The following reviews can be accessed online only by an individual who has a current library card through this address.

"Robert McCloskey 1914-2003."
Publishers Weekly, July 7, 2003 v250 i27 p21(1).

"Trained in art at both the Vesper George Art School in Boston and the National Academy of Design in New York City, McCloskey is best known for his work in Make Way for Ducklings, which won the 1942 Caldecott Medal. The artist wrote and illustrated seven other books for children…"

Centerburg Tales.
Review by Patricia Austin.
Booklist, Oct 1, 2001 v98 i3 p342

"There is something for everyone in this lighthearted group. Written in 1951, Centerburg Tales, about events and characters in a small Midwest town, seems somewhat dated, but youngsters may enjoy the gruff-voiced narration that celebrates the art of storytelling…"

Make Way for Ducklings.
Review by Natalie Babbitt.
The Horn Book Magazine, Nov 2000 v76 i6 p648.

"It seemed at first that choosing just one book from our century for a child of the next would be almost impossible, but when I really put my mind to it, one title kept insisting on itself: Robert McCloskey's Make Way For Ducklings…"

Time of Wonder.
Publishers Weekly, June 19, 1995 v242 n25 p26(1).

"A blast from the past for baby boomers, McCloskey's timeless paean to a Maine island summer is still as fresh as the day it first appeared in 1957 and ready for a new generation of readers -- or in this case, listeners…"

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