A Morning in Maine

Our family have long been Robert McCloskey fans, but I made a new discovery today. We have Blueberries for Sal and Time of Wonder, but had not had the chance to read One Morning in Maine until we got it from the library last night. I read it to the kids before bed, and noticed that the heroine’s name is the same as in Blueberries–so while Mommy was at a brunch this morning I suggested to the kids that while the babies were napping we spend the morning in Maine, reading Blueberries for Sal, then One Morning in Maine to see her as a toddler and then as a “big girl,” then read Time of Wonder just to keep in the vein. When we finished Blueberries, however I read the biographical sketch of McCloskey at the end and realized his books are autobiographical!