Blueberries for Sal /
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
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|New York : Viking Press, 1976.
|Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
Caldecott Honor Book <br> <br> What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!<br> <br> Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?<br> <br> With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.<br> <br> "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."<br> -School Library Journal , starred review.
|Copyright renewed in 1976 by Robert McCloskey.
|54 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
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.
(Bowker Author Biography)