Who’s That Author? Margaret Wise Brown

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Margaret Wise Brown
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Margaret Wise Brown (1910 – 1942) was an American author of children’s books. She led a short, but very successful career writing over a hundred children’s books, most notably, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended school in both Switzerland and the United States. She earned a degree in English at Hollins College, in Roanoke, Virginia and began her writing career while working at the Bank Street Experimental School in New York. Her first book, When the Wind Blew, was published in 1937.

Brown died unexpectedly, of an embolism, after surgery for appendicitis. Brown was an interesting character, who had a quirky personality and several tumultuous romantic relationships. You can learn more about these details from the following links.

Harper Collins biography
Britannica biography
Slate.com article

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2 thoughts on “Who’s That Author? Margaret Wise Brown

  1. Margaret Wise-Brown was my favorite author when looking for books for my children. Good Night Moon was read to all three of my children; it was a classic! Reading it to them almost made me want to be a child again and be read to by my mother once more.

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