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Robert McCloskey (1914 - 2003)Genre: Children's Literature
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, McCloskey attended Vesper George Art School in Boston, served in World War II, and eventually moved to Maine with his wife Peggy, whose mother, children's author Ruth Sawyer, lived in Hancock, Maine. McCoskey is the winner of several Caldecott Medals and Honors. Biographical info on McCloskey is available online, as well as a short Horn Book interview of McCloskey and tributes to McCloskey at Horn Book. An archive of manuscripts, various language editions, ephemera, and original artwork by McCloskey is in the May Massee collection at Emporia State University in Kansas. Robert McCloskey (1990), written by Gary D. Schmidt and part of Twayne's United States Authors series, is a good print source for further information.
McCloskey's books include: