Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Monday, January 09, 2012

Robert McCloskey

I grew up on Robert McCloskey. My daughter is now. The other day we were picking some legos up and dropping them into the tub. She listened to the sound and said "plink, plonk! Lets make something with blueberries!"

So I was delighted to see his daughter Jane's memoir Robert McCloskey: A private life in words and pictures. The book is told from her point of view growing up with a very private man. The book is enchanting; although it won't satisfy someone wanting a fact driven biography of him. This memoir is more of a wander through her life with her father. She also includes many of his paintings, which I wasn't familiar with.

Highly recommended