Robert McCloskey, an award-winning illustrator and author, died on June 30. Cause of death was not released. He was 88.
McCloskey published “Blueberries for Sal,” “Make Way for Ducklings” and six other children’s books. He illustrated 10 books for other authors, including his mother-in-law, Ruth Sawyer, and won the Caldecott Medal for children’s book illustration twice.
“I think in pictures. I fill in between pictures with words. My first book I wrote in order to have something to illustrate,” McCloskey once said.