Tag: Robert McCloskey

  • Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)

    Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)

    Blueberries For Sal (1948) is a picture book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, also well-known for Make Way For Ducklings. Both stories are thrillers for the preschool set, especially this one. In fact, I’m about to try and convince you that Blueberries For Sal is the inspiration behind Cormac McCarthy’s No Country For Old Men, with blueberries swapped out…

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  • Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 1941 Analysis

    Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 1941 Analysis

    Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941) is an American classic which serves as an excellent example of unreliable narration as it presents in picture books. NOTES ON THE ILLUSTRATION IN MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS LIFELIKE DUCKS McCloskey’s devotion to mimesis reminds me of the lengths the Hayao Miyazaki studio goes to when animating naturalistic movements. Many people know…

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