A Time of Wonder - by Robert McCloskey
1958 Caldecott Medal Winner
The spell of rain, gulls, a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurricane, and the peace of a Maine island as a family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures. This story will inspire wonder at God's creation. Gorgeous paintings accompany McCloskey's beautiful lyrical text telling of a wonderful summer spent on the Maine coast. Beloved by many, this book has rightly earned its place among the classics.
About the Author:
Robert McCloskey was an American author and illustrator of some of the best-beloved children's books available. McCloskey, well-known for his portrayals of New England, in such books as One Morning in Maine, Make Way for Ducklings, and Blueberries for Sal, wrote and illustrated eight books. He won the 1942 Caldecott Medal winner for Make Way for Ducklings. He won a second Caldecott Medal in 1958 for Time of Wonder. He also received Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal in 1949, One Morning in Maine in 1953, and Journey Cake, Ho! in 1954.
McCloskey was also the author and illustrator of the Homer Price stories, featuring a boy in a small Midwestern city whose curiosity and ingenuity cause him all sorts of adventures and misadventures.