Tucson Festival of Books

A Celebration of Make Way for Ducklings

Join a celebration of Robert McCloskey and his classic picture book "Make Way for Ducklings." Emma Bland Smith gives a behind-the-scenes look at how McCloskey worked to get the illustrations right for the book. The session also involves an exploration of the relevancy of this book for today's children and a look at other McCloskey picture books.

Emma Bland Smith

Emma Bland Smith is a public librarian and the author of many books for children. She writes mostly nonfiction picture books and her latest include "Mr. McCloskey's Marvelous Mallards: The Making of Make Way for Ducklings," "How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower" and "The Gardener of Alcatraz....

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Mr. McCloskey's Marvelous Mallards
The Making of Make Way for Ducklings
Emma Bland Smith
Children / Teens
Astra Publishing House
November 2022
ISBN 9781635923926
40 pages