Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) was born in Ohio and moved east to study art in Boston and New York. He was awarded a prestigious Rome Prize, but World War II made it impossible for him to go to Rome. Renowned as a draftsman, McCloskey provided illustrations for a variety of authors and also wrote and illustrated eight books of his own, including Blueberries for Sal (1948), One Morning in Maine (1952), and the Caldecott AwardIca?a?winning stories Make Way for Ducklings (1941) and Time of Wonder (1958). McCloskey’s last book, Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man, came out in 1963. In 2003, he died on the Maine island where he had lived with his family since the 1940s.
What would you do if your head went missing? Would you replace it with a pumpkin? a parsnip? maybe a block of wood? The man who lost his head tries all of these things, but it takes a brash bold boy to save the day. This delightful tale pairs the author of The Five Chinese Brothers with the creator of Make Way for Ducklings.