Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Address: 4 Charles Street
Date: Sept 2013
Mr. & Mrs. Mallard are looking for a nice place in Boston to start a family. While they are searching for the perfect place Mrs. Mallard hatches 8 little ducklings. Mr. Mallard looks for a new home and arranges to meet Mrs. Mallard in Boston Public Garden. Mrs. Mallard has to lead her ducklings from the Charles River through traffic and other obstacles. Fortunately, the police help out so that everyone will make way for ducklings.
Make Way for Ducklings is a best selling children's book written by Robert McCloskey back in 1941. In 1987 the bronze sculpture arrived in Boston Public Garden and has become almost as popular as the book.
The sculpture shows Mrs. Mallard leading her children towards the pond that they will eventually call home. Her children are called Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.
A large number of ducks call the garden home so every spring there is a new group of ducklings following their mothers around on a new adventure. The rest of the year Mrs. Mallard will always be there to the delight of visiting children.
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Make Way For Ducklings
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