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Happy Birthday, Robert McCloskey!

Born and raised in Ohio, the small-town boy dabbled in numerous hobbies — from playing the harmonica to tinkering with machines — before discovering his knack for drawing.

'Homer Price' by Robert McCloskey
‘Homer Price’ by Robert McCloskey

After graduating from high school, McCloskey earned a scholarship to attend art school in Boston, where he would later observe the flock of ducklings immortalized in his Caldecott-winning book.

'Make Way for Ducklings'
‘Make Way for Ducklings’
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