Books | Seventy years later, we still ‘Make Way For Ducklings’

Books | Seventy years later, we still ‘Make Way For Ducklings’ | Seattle Times Newspaper.

An appreciation of Robert McCloskey’s children’s classic, published 70 years ago this year.

Generations of children have delighted in the story of how Mr. and Mrs. Mallard first find the perfect place in Boston to start their family, and how — once the ducklings hatch — a friendly policeman helps Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings safely navigate the busy Boston streets to reconnect with Mr. Mallard at the new home he had found for them.

“Make Way For Ducklings” won the 1942 Caldecott Medal, an award given annually by the American Library Association to the best-illustrated book of the year.