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Margaret Wise Brown - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Margaret Wise Brown

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown
(1910 - 1952)

 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  May 23, 1910
Brooklyn, New York, United States
 
Died:  November 13, 1952
Nice, France
 
Related authors:
A. A. Milne, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dodgson, Christopher Milne, Hugh Lofting, James Herriot, Kenneth Grahame, Ludwig Bemelmans
 
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Margaret Wise Brown - LIFE STORIES
 
 
5/23/1910     The Life & Times of Goodnight Moon
On this day in 1910 Margaret Wise Brown was born. Her over one hundred children's books -- these include the classics The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon -- reflect the influence of Lucy Sprague Mitchell's "here-and-now" approach to children's literature; her eccentric and enjoyable personality seems all her own making.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Goodnight Moon
children
 
Little Donkey Close Your Eyes
children
 
The Color Kittens
children
 
The Important Book
children
 
The Runaway Bunny
children
 
The Sailor Dog
children
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY MARGARET WISE BROWN AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon
by Leonard S. Marcus
biography
 
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b.t.d. web
Offers an extensive annotated bibliography of picture books written by the author, arranged in alphabetical order by title, as well as adaptations and anthologies featuring Brown's works. Includes book covers, first edition dates, and many descriptions. Also features an entire page dedicated to Mister Dog, The Dog Who Belonged to Himself.
Margaret Wise Brown
Offers a biography, bibliography, small selection of articles, and photographs.

"Before Margaret Wise Brown's arrival on the picture book publishing scene, fairytales and fables dominated the world of illustrated stories. But Margaret, or Brownie as her friends often called her, brought flair to writing for children that other authors have yet to match. Hundreds of stories and poems poured out this beautiful, dashing young woman whose social circle included the wealthy and famous, royalty and American aristocracy. The stunning green-eyed blonde who penned the future of children's literature was as fascinating a character as any pajama-clad talking bunny she created on paper."
Margaret Wise Brown Papers
"The Margaret Wise Brown Papers contain a manuscript, typescripts, and printed material created and accumulated by Margaret Wise Brown between around 1937 and 1944. Her papers were created from her composition of two published books and one unpublished work. Brown is celebrated for the revolutionary quality of her picture books that were based on children's everyday experiences."

Presented by the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.
The Margaret Wise Brown Web Resource
A biography is among the many attractions found on this highly recommended website, but it's the other attractions which stand out. Find a series of articles on:

  • cultural connections in The Seashore Noisy Book and The Little Island

  • the making of Goodnight Moon

  • literary relations: a comparison of Goodnight Moon and Ruth Krauss' A Hole is to Dig

  • commentary on the illustrations and artwork in her books

  • the themes of animals and nature
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