Margaret Wise Brown





Margaret Wise Brown

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born
in Pomfret, Connecticut, The United States
May 23, 1910

died
November 13, 1952

gender
female

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About this author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading.

She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them.

She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often
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Average rating: 4.22 · 269,721 ratings · 5,882 reviews · 149 distinct works · Similar authors
Goodnight Moon
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 208,774 ratings — published 1947 — 81 editions
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The Runaway Bunny
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 40,928 ratings — published 1942 — 50 editions
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Big Red Barn
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 7,716 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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Home for a Bunny
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 1,519 ratings — published 1956 — 12 editions
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The Color Kittens
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,207 ratings — published 1949 — 17 editions
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The Important Book
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,016 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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The Sailor Dog
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,002 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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The Golden Egg Book
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 586 ratings — published 1947 — 21 editions
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Mister Dog:  The Dog Who Be...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 1952 — 2 editions
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Little Fur Family
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 1946 — 8 editions
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More books by Margaret Wise Brown…
The Runaway Bunny Goodnight Moon My World
Over the Moon (3 books)
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4.238572753734447 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 250,104 ratings

The Noisy Book The Quiet Noisy Book The Summer Noisy Book The Indoor Noisy Book The Country Noisy Book The Seashore Noisy Book
Noisy Books (9 books)
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3.90126582278481 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 395 ratings

“Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.”
Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon

“I like dogs
Big dogs
Little dogs
Fat dogs
Doggy dogs
Old dogs
Puppy dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs.”
Margaret Wise Brown, The Friendly Book

“In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child's need for quietness is the same today as it has always been--it may even be greater--for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.”
Margaret Wise Brown

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