One Morning in Maine

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Turtleback Books, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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It's a big day for a little girl when she discovers her first loose tooth and makes a trip to the grocery store on the mainland.

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Love the illustrations. - Goodreads
The ending was great too. - Goodreads
I loved the illustrations and the story! - Goodreads
really pretty black and white illustrations - Goodreads
The illustrations were wonderful. - Goodreads
The illustrations are beautiful and the sisters sweet. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

One Morning in Maine was our read this morning from Make Way for McCloskey on the recommendation of Sonlight P3/4. While I remember Make Way for Ducklings from my childhood I do not know all of these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Really beautifully drawn, obviously. It's amazing to me how much detail can come through in one-color, sketchy illustrations. Sal is a little older now and big sister to baby Jane, which is a big ... Read full review

About the author (1976)

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 14, 1914. In 1932, he won a scholarship to the Vesper George Art School in Boston. Two years later he was commissioned to execute bas-reliefs for the municipal building in his hometown. Then he moved to New York to study at the National Academy of Design. He painted for two summers on Cape Cod, but only sold a few water colors during that time. After meeting with a children's book editor, he moved back Ohio and began to draw and paint the things around him in everyday life. The result was Lentil, the story of a boy and his harmonica in a typical Midwestern town. He returned to New York, where Viking Press acquired the book. He then got a job in Boston, assisting Francis Scott Bradford in making an enormous mural of famous people of Beacon Hill. It was there that he got the idea for Make Way for Ducklings, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1942. During World War II, he was a sergeant in the Army. Stationed in Alabama, he was assigned to draw training pictures. After the war, he continued to write and illustrate children's books including Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder, and Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man. Time of Wonder was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1958, making McCloskey the first artist to receive this honor twice. In 1974, he was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for continued distinguished contribution to children's literature. He died on June 30, 2003 at the age of 88.

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