Literary Landmark: Boston Public Garden - Robert McCloskey

Boston, Mass.

Dedicated January 16, 2005

Partners: Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library, Books for Kids Foundation, and Historic Neighborhoods Foundation

Here is where Robert McCloskey set his 1942 Caldecott Medal book, Make Way for Ducklings. The classic children’s book characters Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their brood resided in the garden pond. While here they discovered the wonders of Boston and the kindness of the city’s residents.


City of Boston - Public Garden