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Time of Wonder by Robert McClosky - Alder & Alouette

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

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"Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay, you can watch the time of the world go by, from minute to minute, hour to hour, from day to day..." So begins McCloskey's classic story of one summer on a Maine island. The smell of rain, the gulls and a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurricane, and, in the end, the peace of the island as the family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures.


  • Caldecott Medal | Winner | Picture Book | 1958


  • Time of Wonder
  • Written and Illustrated by Robert McClosky.
  • Ages 3 to 7 years 


  • Published by Viking Books for Young Readers, Reprint of December 2, 1957 version
  • 0.8" H x 12.1" L x 9.6" W (1.4 lbs) 64 pages


  • Published by Puffin Books, Reprint of June 15, 1989 version
  • 0.17" H x 9.98" L x 8.04" W (0.47 lbs) 63 pages