Time of Wonder (Paperback)

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The reader takes a vacation on an island of Maine where he observes his surroundings in rain, fog, sun, darkness, and especially in a hurricane. *Author: McCloskey, Robert *Publication Date: 1957/12/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 9.75 *Height: 12.25

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780670715121
SKU 30107053
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0670715123
Release Date 12/1/1957
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Dimensions (in Inches) 12.25H x 9.75L x 0.75T
Author Info
Robert McCloskey
Robert McCloskey was the first illustrator to win two Caldecott Medals. He attended the Vesper George Art School in Boston as well as the National Academy of Design in New York. His first picture book, LENTIL, appeared in 1940--the same year he married Margaret Durand, the daughter of author Ruth Sawyer. His next work, MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, won the 1942 Caldecott Medal. In an effort to assure that his depiction of the ducks in this book was accurate, McCloskey purchased four mallards and let them live in his apartment so that he could observe their behavior. The characters in his next two picture books, BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL and ONE MORNING IN MAINE, were based on his wife and daughters. In 1958, TIME OF WONDER was awarded the Caldecott Medal. In addition to his picture books, McCloskey is also well known for his longer books about Homer Price. In 1974 he was awarded the Regina Medal for his body of work. Today, visitors to Boston, Massachusetts can see a tribute to McCloskey's most famous work--a statue of mama duck and her ducklings.
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Annotation Color pictures and a poetic text describe a family's summer on a Maine island: the excitement of sailing, the terror of a hurricane, and the peace and beauty of the surroundings. Winner of the 1958 Caldecott Medal.
First Line Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay, you can watch the time of the world go by, from minute to minute, hour to hour, from day to day, season to season.
Editors Note An illustrated, poetic description of a Maine island.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0064
Publisher Viking Children's Books

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