Time of Wonder

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Time of Wonder
Time of Wonder
Author Robert McCloskey
Illustrator Robert McCloskey
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
ISBN 0-14-050201-7
OCLC 2968809
LC Class PZ7.M1336 Ti 1977

Time of Wonder is a 1957 children's book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey that won the Caldecott Medal in 1958.[1] The book tells tells the story of a family's summer on a Maine island overlooking Penobscot Bay, filled with bright images and simple alliteration. Rain, gulls, a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, and the sudden terror of a hurricane are all expressed in this book. This was McCloskey's second Caldecott, the first being Make Way for Ducklings in 1942.

Time of Wonder was also made into an audiobook narrated by Tracy Lord.


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
A Tree is Nice
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Chanticleer and the Fox