Monday, September 28, 2009
Margaret Wise Brown
It's Monday--Picture Books Past. We all know Margaret Wise Brown as the author of Goodnight Moon. She also wrote hundreds of other stories, many of which were published as books before her death, at age 42, in 1952. A very interesting biography of her, Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon, by Leonard Marcus, is available. Read that book and you'll know so much about Margaret, and also about the mid-20th century publishing business (and also some about the field of child development as it relates to books.) It's quite an entertaining book for picture book people. Also, look here at a fan site to see many of her book covers.