• Caption: Robert McCloskey's childrens book Make Way For Ducklings has long been embraced by Bostonians. The story is about a duck named Mrs. Mallard, who leads her eight ducklings through the streets of Boston to the Public Garden. In 1987 this statue of them was installed in the Public Garden near the same entrance (at the corner of Beacon St and Charles St) that they used in the book. (May 19, 2009)