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Time of Wonder is a 1957 children's picture book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey that won the Caldecott Medal in 1958.The book tells the story of a family's summer on a Maine island overlooking Penobscot Bay, filled with bright images and simple alliteration. Rain, gulls, a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, and the sudden terror of a hurricane are all expressed in this book. This was McCloskey's second Caldecott, the first being Make Way for Ducklings in 1942.
Time of Wonder was also made into an audiobook narrated by Tracy Lord and had been made into a 13-minute iconographic film narrated by Ted Hoskins, released by Weston Woods in 1961. In 2018, the film was re-made by Weston Woods with new narration by James Naughton.
On the cover of the book we can see the girl with her sister sailing on a small boat enjoying the sea and the landscape. This book contains 63 pages with short text and is created for children between ages 3–8. The wonders of childhood are brought to life in this Caldecott Medal award-winning story of a family's summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine. The cover is colorful and has a layer of plastic to protect it and is very light. The illustrations made by Robert McCloskey allows us to appreciate and understand his memories and experiences of the island. Time of Wonder was also made into an audiobook narrated by Tracy Lord.
This book tells readers about a family vacation in Penobscot Bay, off Maine Island. The girl describes every day as a great adventure, and how amazed she is by the forces of nature. Her time on the island is spent living in the moment, exploring the rocks which magically transform into a castle. The girl continues to explore, going under the sea and finding wonderful worlds and animals that people often do not notice. The girl describes Maine Island as a magical place where the stars at night look like a pair of eyes watching her. The girl plays with her sister and her dog enjoying the fog of the mornings and the smell of grass, as well as the power of the sheer wind brought by a hurricane that destroys everything in its way. But even after the storm, everything returns to calm, and at the end of her time on the island, she is ready to return with her family to the big city and face the routine again. In the illustrations of the book by McCloskey, the girl is always happy, playing and exploring her surrounding on Maine Island.
Goodreads called Time of Wonder a "classic" and praised its art for being "evocative" and "vibrant".
Other book reviewers called McCloskey's work a "masterpiece".kids aboard magazine has praised Time of Wonder, calling it a "classic that belongs on every family's bookshelf.". In a retrospective essay about the Caldecott Medal-winning books from 1956 to 1965, Norma R. Fryatt wrote of Time of Wonder, "We feel a sense of wonder at these expressive pictures and of gratitude to the artist who has printed these scenes indelibly on our minds."
Brooksville is a town on Penobscot Bay in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2020 census, the town population was 935. It contains the villages of North Brooksville, South Brooksville, West Brooksville, Brooksville Corner, and Harborside.
John Robert McCloskey was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He both wrote and illustrated eight picture books, and won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association for the year's best-illustrated picture book. Four of the eight books were set in Maine: Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder, and Burt Dow, Deep-water Man. His best-known work is Make Way For Ducklings, set in Boston. In longer works, he both wrote and illustrated Homer Price and he illustrated Keith Robertson's Henry Reed series.
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One Morning in Maine is a picture book by Robert McCloskey set in Brooksville, Maine. It was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 1953. It features Robert McCloskey, his wife Peggy, and their two real-life daughters, Sarah ("Sal"), who had previously had appeared in Blueberries for Sal, and Jane. McCloskey was a professional illustrator and drew his wife's and daughters' facial features to accurately show what they really looked like. McCloskey also cleverly depicts the adventurously-rambunctious little Jane in his drawings of their mainland adventures; on every page, the robust tousle-headed toddler is usually shown to be exploringly bustling about independently of the two others in her group, engaged in "typical young tomboy" activities such as perching high up on a work-table, climbing on a stack of tires, snuggling with a furry puppy who has wandered into the garage, etc.
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Me... Jane is a 2011 children's picture book written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. The book tells the story of a young Jane Goodall and her toy chimpanzee, Jubilee, as they explore the world. The book was a recipient of a 2012 Caldecott Honor for its illustrations. In 2014, an animated adaptation, narrated by Katherine Kellgren and animated by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, was released by Weston Woods. In 2015, it won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.
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