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One Morning In Maine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)

Press: Turtleback Books; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (September 30, 1976)
Publication Date:1976-9
Author Name:McCloskey, Robert


It's a big day for a little girl when she discovers her first loose tooth and makes a trip to the grocery store on the mainland.

About the Author

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. 
He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters.
The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer.  He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.  You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     Lovely book. I bought it after stumbling onto McCloskey's Time of Wonder, and loved it so much that I starting scooping up all his books for my little ones. They love them! Innocent, dreamy, story of everyday adventures. My little ones are 3,3, and 5 - but I read well above their ages and they love these books & illustrations.

  •     As I remember from childhood!

  •     Sweet book that I bought for my granddaughter and to read to students, but I find it rather dull. Not sure how it is a classic, perhaps boomers who remember it as children, it has...

  •     Best book ever! Makes a great shower gift when everyone else is giving Sophie the Giraffe and Goodnight Moon

  •     always a wonderful book. Im biased, Im from Maine

  •     Classic younger children's book. It's remained a favorite for approximately 50 yrs. I used this as a gift for younger kids and they loved the story!

  •     We borrowed this from the library so many times that I finally bought it for my daughter. She was born in Maine, and we moved from there to Iowa, where we live now. In addition to her connection, I think she is fascinated by the ocean as part of Sal's life. She is also absolutely enthralled with all the big girl aspects of the book. I can see where an 8-year-old boy would find this boring - Sal is a big girl as she helps her father, takes care of her little sister, and loses a tooth. 4-year-old Lucy routinely asks me to call her Sal, tells strangers she has a loose tooth or that her tooth dropped out (to many surprised looks), and asks to "go to Buck's Harbor" a.k.a. get a chocolate ice cream cone. It is a realistic picture of what life was like on the coast of Maine, and for me Sal's dad looks just like my grandfather did as a young man. For anyone with a little girl or a connection to Maine this one is a true winner.

  •     Classic children's book - perfect Christmas gift for my nephew. PUT together with an LL Bean breakfast basket and the book Blueberries for Sal.

  •     Great book!

  •     These were Christmas gifts for very young children and were received very enthusiastically!

  •     Such a beautiful classic.

  •     There is no better children's book author than Robert McCloskey, and this is my favorite of this books. He is a champion artist. He understands children and weaves life with humor. The idyllic Maine island is the setting many of us long for, and this book at least brings it into our homes. Old fashioned life is glorified here, but not beyond what is realistic. The only critique of this book is the quality of the binding. Perhaps we have read it too many times, lol; but it is sadly falling apart! We have had two versions now, one softcover and one hard; both are falling apart. Aw well, it is well loved and bindings aren't now what they once were. But literature is alive and well.

  •     This is my daughter's favorite Robert McClosky book! It is a delightful story about a little girl who loses her first tooth. The illustrations and story are charming. It's a story that never gets old. My daughter is 17 now, and this is the book we like to give to friends with young children.

  •     This was my favorite book as a child, so I had to get it to read to my own children. Beautiful pencil drawings, simple and fanciful story of a day in the life of a little girl growing up in Maine. The book came in the condition it was described.

  •     As a first grade teacher, I sometimes read this book as a follow-up to Blueberries for Sal. It's a bit long, but gives a great picture of summers at a cabin in Maine, and the joys of losing a first tooth. Recently I had the chance to visit Maine for some hiking, and I purchased the book to show to my young grandkids what I'd be experiencing. I was thrilled to actually watch the gulls dropping clams on the rocky beach just as the book portrays, and was excited to reread this to the kids when I returned.I hope children today can have the carefree simple vacation that Sal and her family enjoyed!

  •     This is another wonderful children's book by Robert McCloskey. If you like "Blueberries for Sal," I think you will enjoy "One morning in Maine," too. Sal is again the main character, and this time she has a loose tooth. There's a hidden lesson for children about learning how not to sweat the small things, but mostly, McCloskey captures those moments in a child's life where she creates her own narrative. Sometimes it's based on her imagination, and sometimes it's based on the world outside, but it's a story that brings back warm memories of one's own childhood.

  •     I would have given it 5 stars for the wonderful wrtiiing and illustrations. But the first two times I ordered it there were problems, which was aggravating. The 1st book's pages were a bit wavy and the cover was slightly stained--like the book had gotten damp or wet. So I sent it back and the replacement book's dust cover had a 3/4 inch rip at the top. So I sent it back and the 3rd book was fine. The writing and illustrations are truly lovely, as I knew they would be. I loved it as a child and it brings back fond memories of not only the book itself but of a more peaceful and innocent time.

  •     GREAT BOOK


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