Blogger Lisa Taylor, Slice of Life

A Caldecott winner lives on in Boston

While planning our recent trip to Boston, everyone in the family gathered to voice individual “must-sees.” Of course, Fenway Park, with its iconic Green Monster, topped the list for most of us. A tour of Boston University also made the list, as well as  many Revolutionary War sites. That our arrival date coincided with the Boston Marathon was just a bonus. However, when I expressed interest in  seeing the statues erected in honor of the 1942 Caldecott winner, Make Way for Ducklings, I was met with groans. But I was insistent. I am, after all, a children’s librarian. (And while in Boston’s Public Garden, I was going to see the swan boats, too!) My husband wasn’t familiar with Robert McCloskey’s 1941 classic about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard’s search for a new home, but my kids knew it. I’d read it to them many times over the years; it still has a…