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Margaret Wise Brown - Author

About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952) was an American author of many popular tales for children, but is best known for her stories Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988) studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York before becoming a children's book illustrator. Best known for Goodnight Moon, he later created on many beautiful books with his wife Edith Thacher Hurd.

Featured books by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

This classic children’s book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to all the familiar objects in his room, to his comb and his brush, to the quiet old lady whispering ‘hush’, and finally to the stars and the air, ‘goodnight noises everywhere’. The poetry of the words demands to be read in a hushed singsong, and the equally quiet and gentle illustrations make this a perfect bedtime book. This edition also features some very helpful tips on helping children to fall asleep from an expert sleep consultant. ~ Andrea Reece

Other books by Margaret Wise Brown

The Dead Bird

The Dead Bird

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016! This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.

Love Song of the Little Bear

Love Song of the Little Bear

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/04/2016

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and a little bear frolics through the spring fields. But the best part of spring is having somebody to share it with! Join the little bear in this celebration of love between a mother and child. Love Song of the Little Bear is from the hidden treasures of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Sleepy ABC

Sleepy ABC

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 07/04/2016

This board book edition of the Margaret Wise Brown classic, illustrated by bestselling author-artist Karen Katz, is just right for sharing with little ones as they start to snuggle up for sleep. This delightful and lyrical text by Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown follows four small children as they get ready for bed while the world around them-animals and plants alike-go to sleep, too. Karen Katz's playful, childlike illustrations bring this charming story to life for a whole new generation in this sturdy board book format, perfect for little hands!

Happy Little Rabbit

Happy Little Rabbit

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/03/2016

'He was a happy little rabbit who grew up to be as warm as his mother and as fast as his father...' The Happy Little Rabbit is a playful and loving tale of one little rabbit and his happy home. From the hidden treasure of Margaret Wise Brown, author of children's classics Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny and One More Rabbit. Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 27/02/2014

Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just the right size for toddlers. As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story. Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.

Little Fur Family

Little Fur Family

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 27/02/2014

There was a little fur family warm as toast smaller than most in little fur coats and they lived in a warm wooden tree. The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed all soft and warm, and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song. Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.

Home for a Bunny

Home for a Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2012

Christmas in the Barn

Christmas in the Barn

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2007

My World

My World

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2007

Your world. My world. I can swing right over the world. Now you can revisit the world of the beloved little bunny and his family in this perfect companion to everyone's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. Together, gentle illustrations of everyday objects along with poetic words capture the excitement of a young child exploring new boundaries, as the bunny greets all the familiar things in this new world. From one of the most accomplished and popular author and illustrator collaborations of all time, this is a classic picture book in which good morning is as reassuring and enchanting as goodnight. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2006

From the author of classics such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown, the perfect gift for cat lovers and beachgoers alike. On Sneakers' first trip to the beach, his curious paws find surprises in the sand. There's a mischievous crab, playful shrimp, and a shell that echoes the roar of the ocean. Anne Mortimer's wonderful illustrations make this book a must have, said Children's Literature magazine. Mortimer's depictions of Sneakers' wide face and his bright yellow eyes perfectly capture Sneakers' moods. They are also so lifelike that this cat seemingly could leap right off the book's pages, ready to prowl the sands of a sea shore near you.

The Golden Egg Book

The Golden Egg Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2004

Mister Dog

Mister Dog

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2003

The Color Kittens

The Color Kittens

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2003

The Sailor Dog

The Sailor Dog

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2001

The Little Island

The Little Island

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1993

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