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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 Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 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 isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.
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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.
One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.
A delightful word book illustrated with familiar and comforting art from the world of Goodnight Moon.
Sturdy board pages with 100 words organized into categories such as Animals, Colors, Toys, and Bedtime makes this word book just right for helping babies and toddlers identify words they’re beginning to learn.
There’s no better way to get kids pointing, naming, and talking than with the iconic words and illustrations readers will recognize from Margaret Wise Brown’s and Clement Hurd’s beloved classics Goodnight Moon and My World.
Perfect for tiny hands and growing minds, this word book is a great addition to every child’s first bookshelf.
HBO Max animated special premieres March 25, 2021!
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children’s book author of Goodnight Moon, is now available for the first time as an ebook!
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek. Children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.
The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.
Una casa para un conejito, la edición en español de Home for a Bunny—la entrañable historia de un conejito en busca de un hogar—brinda la oportunidad a más de 37 millones de hispanohablantes que residen en Estados Unidos de disfrutar de la maravillosa experiencia de leer este clásico Little Golden Book. Traducida al español por Teresa Mlawer, una de las figuras más respetadas del mundo editorial hispano, esta historia clásica será el regalo perfecto, a un precio muy razonable, de Pascua o de bienvenida para el bebé.
An all-new Spanish translation of the classic Little Golden Book Home for a Bunny.
This Spanish-language translation of Home for a Bunny--the beloved story about a bunny looking for a home--makes the joyful experience of reading this classic Little Golden Book available to the 37 million Americans who speak Spanish! Newly translated by Teresa Mlawer--one of the most respected figures in Hispanic publishing--this classic storybook is the perfect affordable Easter or baby gift.
Bichos negros. Bichos verdes. Bichos gordos. Bichos de todos. ¡Me gustan los bichos! Elige tu favorito en esta edición en español del libro infantil de Margaret Wise Brown acerca de nuestros amigos pequeños.
LEYENDO A PASOS es una línea de Step into Reading que ofrece ediciones en español de libros nivelados. Los libros Paso 1 tienen letra grande y palabras fáciles. Son ideales para niños que conocen el abecedario y que quieren comenzar a leer. Su ritmo, rima y pistas visuales contribuyen a la comprensión del texto.
Bugs are cool in this Spanish edition of the Step 1 early reader written by the bestelling author of Goodnight Moon!
Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs. I like bugs! Pick your favorite one in this Spanish edition of Margaret Wise Brown's book about our tiny friends.
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. LEYENDO A PASOS is a Spanish-language line of Step into Reading.
From Kalamazoo to Timbuctoo, from Timbuctoo and back!
This beloved story from 1951, about a big train and a little train that have just left Kalamazoo, has captured the imaginations of generations of children. Out of print for decades, it is back to delight little ones and their parents and grandparents again. "Clackety-clack—clackety-clack—pocketa-pocketa-pocketa"—down the track they go! Now a new generation of children will pore over the cheerful illustrations of bridges, tracks, and countryside, while listening to this rollicking tale.
This high-quality Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom.
Un libro completamente nuevo de Margaret Wise Brown, la autora best seller de Buenas Noches, Luna, cobra vida con las imágenes del ilustrador best seller #1 del New York Times, Loren Long, quien ilustró el libro del del presidente Barack Obama A ti te canto.
Cuando sale el sol y el día comienza, el conejito dice buen día a todas las cosas familiares. A las aves del cielo y las abejas en sus colmenas, a todos uno por uno. Y cuando el sol comienza a ocultarse, es hora para que el conejito diga buenas noches. Buenas noches, gatito. Buenas noches, osito. Buenas noches, personas de todo el mundo.
Este texto nunca antes publicado de la querida autora Margaret Wise Brown utiliza su forma característica de escribir del clásico Buenas noches, Luna que ha arrullado a generaciones de niños antes de dormir. Combinado con las ilustraciones maravillosas de Loren Long, esta historia ofrece a los lectores confort en el mundo reconfortante del conejito.
There is a way to close your mouth when you chew
and a way not to close your mouth when you chew.
In this witty book by Margaret Wise Brown, adorable animal characters show how good manners can open up the world to a child. Simple text uses opposites to illustrate a good way and a not-so-good way to wait in line, eat at the table, behave at a party, and treat an animal. Even the youngest children will quickly understand the message, brought to them in a gentle and amusing way. By the author of Goodnight Moon—who knew a thing or two about how to reach and teach young readers.
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?
The tale of a bunny's discovery of a mysterious egg--a Big Golden Book beloved by generations--is available for the first time in the Little Golden Book line, with its original illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Leonard Weisgard. This Springtime classic by the author of Goodnight Moon is now perfectly sized for Easter baskets!
The Moon Shines Down
by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Linda Bleck
Forgotten for decades in a dusty, tucked-away trunk, The Moon Shines Down brings to life once more the unmistakable voice of Margaret Wise Brown. This soon-to-be classic allows a whole new generation of children to discover, cherish, and enjoy the artistry of this beloved author.
Never before published, The Moon Shines Down on children all over the world from right next door to across the sea, from where “a Dutch boy dreams” and “cowbells ring” to “across the sea in the Far, Far East”, through the familiar prayer:
I see the Moon
And the Moon sees me.
God bless the Moon,
And God bless me.
Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952) was a pioneer of children’s literature, choosing to write the stories that children wanted to hear—rather than those that grown-ups wanted to tell. She is best known for her now classic Good Night Moon and Runaway Bunny, which remain among the world’s best-selling children’s books.
Margaret was a prolific writer, and, at the peak of her career, she had over 100 books in print. Her untimely death left numerous manuscripts and ideas behind in various stages of completion. After a time, these were tucked away in a cedar trunk and largely forgotten. It is from this forgotten trunk that The Moon Shines Down was rescued.
Illustrator Linda Bleck began her artistic career as a child, drawing on rolls of old blueprint paper supplied by her architect father. Later, she helped her mother, a freelance illustrator for Hallmark, paint in the details of her intricate drawings. Linda’s work has appeared in The NewYorker, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She is also the writer and illustrator of the “Pepper the Dog” series, which won the National Parenting Publication Award.
Linda and her family now live in southern Wisconsin . . . where the moon shines down on them, one and all.
The Story Behind the Lost Manuscript . . .
The Moon Shines Down
from MARGARET WISE BROWN,
the Author of Goodnight Moon
The Moon Shines Down is being published for the first time 56 years after the death of the beloved children’s author Margaret Wise Brown.
Amazingly, this unpublished manuscript lay incomplete and forgotten in a cedar trunk in a Vermont barn. When it was discovered, the onionskin paper had yellowed and the paperclips that held the pages together had rusted. Children’s book publisher, Laura Minchew, a longtime fan of Brown, took on the challenge to complete the work.
Based on the New England Sampler prayer, “God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me,” this soon-to-be bedtime classic is a prayer for God’s blessing on all the world’s children.
Margaret Wise Brown was the author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, along with hundreds of other books, stories and songs. She was renowned not only for her prolific writing and publishing savvy, but also for her stunning beauty and thirst for adventure. She spent her royalties on extravagant parties and was known for making friends wherever she went. She was engaged to the heir to the Rockefeller fortune when she traveled to France in 1952. While there, a routine surgery caused an embolism to form. When she kicked up her leg can-can style, the embolism traveled to her brain and took her life. Margaret's unexpected death at the age of 42, and the lengthy unraveling of her rights, left hundreds of her unpublished works tucked away in a trunk in her sister's barn in Vermont. This book contains some those long-forgotten works from one of the most enduring writers for children of all time.
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