Margaret Wise Brown


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

Died
November 13, 1952

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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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Goodnight Moon

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4.27 avg rating — 272,132 ratings — published 1947
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The Runaway Bunny

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4.11 avg rating — 60,820 ratings — published 1942 — 63 editions
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Big Red Barn

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4.18 avg rating — 11,074 ratings — published 1956 — 14 editions
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Home for a Bunny

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4.24 avg rating — 2,629 ratings — published 1956 — 10 editions
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The Color Kittens

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4.24 avg rating — 2,196 ratings — published 1949 — 20 editions
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The Important Book

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The Sailor Dog

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The Golden Egg Book

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Mister Dog:  The Dog Who Be...

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Little Fur Family

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

“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

“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

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