“Make Way for Ducklings,” Special Memories, and Good Reads

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"Make Way for Ducklings" Celebrates 75 Years

Medford Spotlight
April 14, 2016
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This year marks the 75th year of that the beloved children’s book Make Way for Ducklings will be paddling its way through the hearts and minds of children and adults alike.

The book, written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, chronicles the tale of Mallard family’s journey to find the right home in BostonA statue in Boston’s Public Garden pays homage to the book. For more on McCloskey’s wonderful creative process and the celebration, 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station HERE.download (10)

Upon reading that one of the pivotal stories of my youth is having this monumental birthday, I started wondering when my other favorite childhood tales began being told….

1.) Goodnight Moon: written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. It was published on September 3, 1947.



2.) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis, First published in 1950.



3.) Anne of Green Gables: written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Published in 1908. 220px-Montgomery_Anne_of_Green_Gables

4.) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. First published in 1978.


5.) Miss Rumphius: written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. First published in 1982.



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