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Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952)

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Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for vis mere two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Some of her best known titles include Goodnight Moon, Big Red Barn and Runaway Bunny. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Golden MacDonald, Juniper Sage, Timothy Hay, and Kaintuck Brown are pen names of Margaret Wise Brown.

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Værker af Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon (1947) 18,220 eksemplarer
The Runaway Bunny (1942) 7,600 eksemplarer
Big Red Barn (1956) 3,944 eksemplarer
The Important Book (1949) 2,199 eksemplarer
The Little Island (1946) 1,935 eksemplarer
The Golden Egg Book (1947) 1,590 eksemplarer
Home for a Bunny (1956) 1,504 eksemplarer
I Like Bugs (1999) 1,441 eksemplarer
My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon (1949) 1,055 eksemplarer
The Color Kittens (1949) — Forfatter — 1,051 eksemplarer
The Sailor Dog (1981) 906 eksemplarer
Christmas in the Barn (1952) 795 eksemplarer
Little Fur Family (1946) 785 eksemplarer
Two Little Trains (1949) 779 eksemplarer
The Little Scarecrow Boy (1998) 692 eksemplarer
Bunny's Noisy Book (2000) 595 eksemplarer
The Whispering Rabbit (1992) 567 eksemplarer
Red Light, Green Light (1944) 555 eksemplarer
Wait Till the Moon is Full (1948) 487 eksemplarer
A Pussycat's Christmas (1949) 469 eksemplarer
Seven Little Postmen (1952) 455 eksemplarer
The Diggers (1993) 413 eksemplarer
The Little Fir Tree (1954) 400 eksemplarer
The Dead Bird (1809) 390 eksemplarer
Pussy Willow (1951) 381 eksemplarer
A Child's Good Night Book (1943) 338 eksemplarer
The Friendly Book (1954) 332 eksemplarer
The Golden Sleepy Book (1948) 318 eksemplarer
On Christmas Eve (1961) 317 eksemplarer
Another Important Book (1999) 304 eksemplarer
Sneakers, the Seaside Cat (1955) 287 eksemplarer
Goodnight Little One (1656) 282 eksemplarer
The Train to Timbuctoo (1951) 277 eksemplarer
The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin (2003) 270 eksemplarer
My World of Color (2002) 262 eksemplarer
The Moon Shines Down (2008) 256 eksemplarer
Count to 10 With a Mouse (1613) 255 eksemplarer
The Noisy Book (1567) 254 eksemplarer
Fox Eyes (1977) 254 eksemplarer
Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book (1947) 242 eksemplarer
Nibble Nibble: Poems for Children (1675) 235 eksemplarer
Two Little Gardeners (1951) 233 eksemplarer
Sunshine and Snowballs (2013) 212 eksemplarer
Around The World We Go (2012) 205 eksemplarer
Good Day, Good Night (2017) 196 eksemplarer
The Little Fireman (1952) 189 eksemplarer
The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile (1988) 177 eksemplarer
Goodnight Songs (2014) 176 eksemplarer
Where Have You Been? (1878) 172 eksemplarer
Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears (2012) 163 eksemplarer
A Child's Good Morning Book (1995) 156 eksemplarer
The Quiet Noisy Book (1993) 153 eksemplarer
Love Songs of the Little Bear (2001) 149 eksemplarer
Away in My Airplane (2013) 147 eksemplarer
Don't Frighten the Lion (1942) 144 eksemplarer
Sleepy ABC (1953) 138 eksemplarer
The Good Little Bad Little Pig (2002) 138 eksemplarer
I Like Fish (Step into Reading) (2014) 136 eksemplarer
The Golden Bunny (A Big Golden Book) (1953) 129 eksemplarer
The Indoor Noisy Book (1803) 129 eksemplarer
Baby Animals (1941) 127 eksemplarer
Little Donkey Close Your Eyes (1995) 125 eksemplarer
The Summer Noisy Book (1951) 122 eksemplarer
Mouse of My Heart: Picture Book (2001) 112 eksemplarer
Wheel on the Chimney (1954) 110 eksemplarer
The Wonderful House (1950) 106 eksemplarer
Five Little Firemen (1948) 103 eksemplarer
The Dirty Little Boy (2001) 88 eksemplarer
A Home in the Barn (2018) 88 eksemplarer
A Child is Born (2000) 87 eksemplarer
The Country Noisy Book (1704) 84 eksemplarer
The Winter Noisy Book (1947) 79 eksemplarer
North, South, East, West (2017) 72 eksemplarer
The Noon Balloon (1814) 71 eksemplarer
The Noisy Book Board Book (2017) 68 eksemplarer
The Fathers Are Coming Home (2010) 65 eksemplarer
When the Wind Blew (1977) 65 eksemplarer
All The Little Fathers (2015) 63 eksemplarer
The Sleepy Little Lion (1947) 62 eksemplarer
The Margaret Wise Brown Treasury (2013) 62 eksemplarer
Animals in the Snow (1839) 61 eksemplarer
David's Little Indian (1956) 60 eksemplarer
The Dream Book (1990) 59 eksemplarer
Young Kangaroo (1993) 58 eksemplarer
The Seashore Noisy Book (1941) 57 eksemplarer
Sailor Boy Jig (2002) 55 eksemplarer
The Sleepy Men (1854) 53 eksemplarer
Animal Tales: A Little Golden Book Collection (2004) — Forfatter — 51 eksemplarer
The Days Before Now (1994) 48 eksemplarer
Little Chicken (1943) 48 eksemplarer
Little Lost Lamb (1945) 47 eksemplarer
Goodnight Moon Room: A Pop-Up Book (1984) 43 eksemplarer
Doctor Squash: The Doll Doctor (1952) 42 eksemplarer
The Golden Birthday Book (1989) 42 eksemplarer
The Little Fat Policeman (1950) 39 eksemplarer
The Three Orphan Kittens (1995) 38 eksemplarer
Sheep Don't Count Sheep (2003) 37 eksemplarer
Willie's Adventures (1954) 36 eksemplarer
Jingle Paws (2014) 33 eksemplarer
Bumble Bee (1999) 33 eksemplarer
The Happy Little Rabbit (2016) 33 eksemplarer
Three Little Animals (1956) 28 eksemplarer
The Steamroller: A Fantasy (1974) 24 eksemplarer
The Tickly Spider (2017) 21 eksemplarer
Be Brave, Little Tiger! (2018) 21 eksemplarer
Walt Disney's The Ugly Duckling (1994) 21 eksemplarer
The Old Mill (1994) 20 eksemplarer
Robin's Room (2002) 19 eksemplarer
Two Little Miners (1949) 19 eksemplarer
Goodnight Bear (2004) 16 eksemplarer
Farm and City (1944) 14 eksemplarer
Whistle for the train (1956) 12 eksemplarer
Walk With Me (2018) 12 eksemplarer
The Duck (1953) 12 eksemplarer
The Little Brass Band (1948) 11 eksemplarer
The Little Bunnies (2017) 10 eksemplarer
Love Song of Winter (2002) 10 eksemplarer
Love Song of Autumn (2002) 9 eksemplarer
Love Song of Summer (2002) 9 eksemplarer
Goodnight Bunny (2005) 8 eksemplarer
The Cloud Song (2018) 8 eksemplarer
I'm straight straight Aruita (1984) 7 eksemplarer
Love Song of Spring (2002) 6 eksemplarer
Our Growing World (1944) 6 eksemplarer
The First Story (1947) 6 eksemplarer
Night and Day (1942) 5 eksemplarer
The Little Cowboy (1949) 5 eksemplarer
La cosa più importante (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Animals Plants and Machines (1944) 4 eksemplarer
Little Frightened Tiger (1953) 4 eksemplarer
The Little Farmer (1948) 4 eksemplarer
The Runaway Bunny, The Story of Babar, and Goodnight Moon (2012) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
The Polite Penguin. (1941) 4 eksemplarer
Little Golden Book Kitten Tales (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Black and white 3 eksemplarer
The Dark Wood of the Golden Birds (1950) 3 eksemplarer
The Big Fur Secret 2 eksemplarer
The Hidden House 2 eksemplarer
Lille kanin vil du være min (1972) 2 eksemplarer
L'ocell mort 1 eksemplar
The Day the First Walnut Fell (1994) 1 eksemplar
Pieni uninen kani 1 eksemplar
Una camera tutta per me (2003) 1 eksemplar
Captain Kangaroo's Storybook (1963) 1 eksemplar
The streamlined pig 1 eksemplar
They all saw it 1 eksemplar
The children's year 1 eksemplar
Oi, mikä talo! 1 eksemplar
The Noisy Bird Book 1 eksemplar
Big dog, little dog 1 eksemplar
Springtime Stories 1 eksemplar

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Andre navne
MacDonald, Golden
Sage, Juniper
Brown, Kaintuck
Hay, Timothy
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nice, France
an embolism, shortly after surgery for an ovarian cyst
New York, New York, USA
Hollins College
children's book author
Strange, Michael (partner)
Kort biografi
Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories before she died at the age of 42 after surgery for a burst appendix. She published under her own name as well as under several pen names including Timothy Hay, Golden MacDonald, Juniper Sage, and Kaintuck Brown. According to a Web site dedicated to her, before Margaret began writing books for children, fairytales and fables dominated the world of illustrated stories. But Margaret, or Brownie, as her friends called her, wrote with the then "new" idea that children would rather read about their own lives instead. Many of her books are considered classics of the genre.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Golden MacDonald, Juniper Sage, Timothy Hay, and Kaintuck Brown are pen names of Margaret Wise Brown.



Book with strange combination suggestions i Bug Collectors (september 2019)


I agree with the reviews that do not love this book. I don’t love this book. Spoiler- I have never liked Goodnight Moon. I do also agree that this can read like a How To for falling asleep and many children need help with that. I think this is a good one to try along with Going To Sleep On The Farm.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 4 andre anmeldelser | Dec 3, 2023 |
The Little Fir Tree, illustrated by Barbara Cooney.

Standing alone in a field, separated from the sheltering bulk of the trees of the nearby forest, a little fir tree leads a lonely life for his first seven years, before he finds himself uprooted one holiday season, and taken into a local farmhouse to be the Christmas tree of a little boy with a lame leg. After this magical experience, the tree is replanted in the field the next spring, only to be uprooted again in winter, forming a yearly pattern that the tree comes to anticipate. Then one winter no one comes to fetch him, and the tree wonders what has become of his yearly friends. The answer comes in the form of his own Christmas visit, as the little boy—now healed!—leads his friends in a singing procession to the tree's field...

The Little Fir Tree was originally published in 1954, in this edition, with artwork by the celebrated Barbara Cooney. I have long wanted to track it down, but discovered in previous years that only the newer edition, published in 2005 with artwork from Jim LaMarche, was available at my local library. I read and enjoyed that newer edition, but kept looking for this original one as well, given my fondness for Cooney's work. I am glad that I did, as I think her simple but immensely expressive artwork is perfectly suited to the story, ably capturing both its melancholy and joyful elements. I liked the incorporation of the music for a few Christmas carols, with lyrics adapted to the events of the story (I can't recall if this was done in the LaMarche edition as well), and I appreciated the vintage style here, with the limited number of color washes—red and green predominating, of course!—and those distinctive Barbara Cooney figures. Recommended to anyone looking for lovely Christmas stories for the picture book set, as well as to fellow Cooney fans.
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AbigailAdams26 | 14 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |
Twelve songs from picture book legend Margaret Wise Brown, creator of such childhood classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, are paired with illustrations from twelve different contemporary illustrators in this posthumous (by many years) collection. Contributing illustrators include luminaries like Caldecott medalist Sophie Blackall and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, as well as personal favorites like Carin Berger (who is actually the reason I sought this title out). The book includes a CD by Tom Proutt and Emily Gary, who have put the songs in this collection to music...

Margaret Wise Brown has had quite a posthumous publishing career, with so many of her stories and books seeing print long after her death in 1952, thanks to an extensive cache of papers she left with her sister, which were then subsequently discovered by Amy Gary, author of the biography In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown, and the editor of the Margaret Wise Brown Estate. Gary provides the introduction to Goodnight Songs, setting out this history, and describing how Brown had turned to song-writing, in her later years. As mentioned, I sought this one out because I am an admirer of Carin Berger's work, and she was a contributing illustrator, but as it happens I was familiar with all twelve illustrators, and have enjoyed their work elsewhere, just as I enjoyed it here. I appreciated the myriad of illustrative styles on display, and I found the songs engaging. That said, I don't think I would have been as engaged, if I didn't read the songs with the CD, reading first, and then again while listening to the music. I've seen a few unfavorable reviews of this one, and they invariably describe these selections as "poems." While the can certainly be taken that way, it's pretty clear they weren't written simply as poems, but as actual songs, and were meant to be accompanied by music. When experienced this way, they are very taking, and Proutt and Gary are to be commended for their musical arrangements. Recommended to picture book readers looking for a good collection of original lullabies and goodnight songs.
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AbigailAdams26 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Nov 27, 2023 |



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