Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 23rd, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She attended boarding school in 1923 in Switzerland while her parents were in India. She later attended Dana Hall in 1926, where she did well in athletics. After graduation at Dana Hall in 1928, Brown went onto Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia.

Following graduation at Hollins College in 1932, Brown worked in teaching, and also studied art. It was while working at the Bank Street Experimental School in New York City that she started writing books for children, the first of which was When the Wind Blew. In all her books she tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. Brown went on to develop her Here and Now stories, and later the Noisy Book series while employed as editor at William R. Scott Publishing Company. In the early 1950s, she wrote several books for the Little Golden Books series including Mister Dog and Sailor Dog.

In 1952, Margaret met James Stillman Rockefeller Jr. at a party, and he later proposed to her. But on November 13th of that year while on a book tour in France, she contracted appendicitis and was taken to a hospital where she died of complications. She was 42 years old at the time of her death.

Margaret's books include Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Clement Hurd. Even though she died over 50 years ago, these continue to sell very well.

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Big Red Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Felicia Bond
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Child's Good Morning Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
Word Books for Preschool-2nd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: ZCLE-PIC)
Child's Good Night Book
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Jean Charlot
from HarperCollins
1944 Caldecott Honor Book
in Board Books (Location: PIC-BOARD)
Child's Good Night Book
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Jean Charlot
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-Kindergarten
1944 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Christmas in the Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Christmas & Advent (Location: HOLIDAY)
Color Kittens
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Nursery-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
$4.99
Count to 10 with a Mouse
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Parragon Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
Days Before Now
by Margaret Wise Brown
Library Binding from Simon and Schuster
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Diggers
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
from Harper & Row
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
$48.00 (2 in stock)
Doctor Squash
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by David Hitch
from Golden Books
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Don't Frighten the Lion!
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Fox Eyes
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Friendly Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Give Yourself to the Rain
by Teri L. Weidner
from Margaret K. McElderry Books
for Preschool-1st grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Golden Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
from Golden Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
from Harper & Row
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
from Weekly Reader
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperFestival
for Nursery-Preschool
in Board Books (Location: PIC-BOARD)
$10.99
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$8.99 $4.50 (5 in stock)
Home for a Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Homes in the Wilderness
by William Bradford
from Purple House Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Pilgrims at Plymouth (Location: HISA-17PIL)
$9.99
Important Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.99 $2.50 (3 in stock)
Little Donkey Close Your Eyes
by Margaret Wise Brown
1st edition from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Little Fir Tree
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Barbara Cooney
from Harper & Row
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Little Fur Family
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy/Rhyming Stories for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Board Books (Location: PIC-BOARD)
$8.99
Little Indian
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Richard Scarry
from Simon and Schuster
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
$12.80 (1 in stock)
Little Island
by Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard
from Dragonfly Books
Picture Books for Preschool-2nd grade
1947 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$8.99 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Little Lost Lamb
by Golden MacDonald (pseud: Margaret Wise Brown), illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
from Doubleday & Company
1946 Caldecott Honor Book
Little Pussycat
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
from Western Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Margaret Wise Brown Treasury
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Kirsten Richards, Charlotte Cooke, Stephen Gulbis, Henry Fisher, Christine Tappin, Julie Clay, etc.
from Hollins University
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Mister Dog
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Western Publishing
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
$5.99
Mouse of My Heart
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
My World
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
My World of Color
by Magaret Wise Brown
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Nibble Nibble
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Young Scott Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
On Christmas Eve
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Once Upon a Time in a Pigpen
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Ann Strugnell
from Addison Wesley
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Pussy Willow
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Brown & Clement Hurd
from HarperFestival
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Board Books (Location: PIC-BOARD)
$8.99
Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Brown & Clement Hurd
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$9.99
Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Trumpet Club
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Sailor Dog
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
$5.99 $2.50 (1 in stock)
Seven Little Postmen
by Margaret Wise Brown & Edith Thacher Hurd
from Golden Books
for Preschool-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Sneakers, the Seaside Cat
by Margaret Wise Brown
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Summer Noisy Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Train to Timbuctoo
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Under the Sun and the Moon and Other Poems
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Wait Till the Moon is Full
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Harper & Row
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Wheel on the Chimney
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Tibor Gergely
from HarperCollins
1955 Caldecott Honor Book
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
Whispering Rabbit
by Margaret Wise Brown
from Golden Books
for Nursery-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: PIC-GOLD)
Winter Noisy Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
from HarperCollins
Animal Stories: Fantasy for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Young Kangaroo
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Jennifer Dewey
from Hyperion Books for Children
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.00 (1 in stock)