One morning in Maine

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Viking Press, Apr 14, 1952 - 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
Character Development: *** She loses a tooth and learn - Goodreads
really pretty black and white illustrations - Goodreads
The illustrations were wonderful. - Goodreads

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I absolutely love this book and continue to re-read it as an adult. It's a love letter to Maine and a childhood spent by the sea. A summer made special by boat rides and ice cream cones, clamming and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This is a sweet story about a girl, Sal (from Blueberries for Sal), and her loose tooth. The illustrations are beautiful and the sisters sweet. All my girls, ranging from 5 to 2, will all sit still ... Read full review


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About the author (1952)

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 15, 1914. In 1932, he won a scholarship to the Vesper George Art School in Boston. Two years later he got his first important commission - the execution of bas-reliefs for the municipal building in his hometown. The following autumn he moved to New York and entered the National Academy of Design. There he exhibited his work and was given the President's Award. His work was shown at the Tiffany Foundation and at the Society of Independent Artists in Boston. He painted for two summers on Cape Cod, during which time, he sold only a few water colors. Giving that up, he went to call on an editor of children's books in New York. After some work he disliked in the commercial art field, he went back to Ohio. He 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 The 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. Make Way For Ducklings was awarded the Caldecott Medal. During World War II he was a sergeant in the Army. Stationed in Alabama, he was assigned to draw training pictures. After the war the McCloskeys spent a year in Italy, then returned to an island home in Maine. Blueberries for Sal, One Morning In Maine, Time Of Wonder, and Burt Dow grew directly out of their life there. 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

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