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“Make Way for Ducklings” statue

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Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings are honored in bronze mid-waddle in the heart of the Public Gardens. Installed in 1987, the “MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS” STATUE honors Robert McCloskey’s famed children’s book, in which a family of ducks tries to make a home in Boston, negotiating reckless cyclists and unforgiving Massachusetts drivers. Artist Nancy Schön captures the feistiness of all the little quacklings and the dignity of mother duck at the head of the pack. It’s playful, iconic, and quintessentially Boston.

“MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS” STATUE |schon.com

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