Kuplink!, kuplank!, kuplunk! go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who–try as she might–just can’t seem to pick as fast as she eats. This classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity–not to mention appetite–of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers.
So starts "Blueberries For Sal" the first story in an anthology of four films based on the best-selling and deeply cherished children's books by awarding-winning author and artist Robert McCloskey.
McCloskey wrote and illustrated just eight books during his distinguished career, but those extraordinary, timeless books forever changed the world of children's literature.
Robert McCloskey has been recognized time and again for his impact on literature, both for his books and for his illustrations. He received two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors. In 2000, the Library of Congress named him a Living Legend.
The films are based on "Blueberries For Sal", "One Morning In Maine", "Time Of Wonder" and "Burt Dow, Deep Water Man". All of the stories are set in the wondrous beauty of coastal Maine.
The film's cast includes Meryl Streep ("Blueberries For Sal") and Oliver Platt ("One Morning In Maine").