A Child Is Born by Margaret Wise Brown
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Hardcover: 32 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 11.00 x 0.50 x 11.00 Publisher: Hyperion; (October 1, 2000) ASIN: 0786825642 Baby-Preschool This lyrical celebration of the miracle of Christmas is now just the right size for little hands! Margaret Wise Brown's simple, poetic language brought to life by Floyd Cooper's spectacular paintings offer a fresh perspective on the Holy Family and the miraculous birth of Christ.
 

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Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Some of her best known titles include Goodnight Moon, Big Red Barn and Runaway Bunny. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France. Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984 he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
 
Published October 1, 2000 by Jump At The Sun. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Board books let youngest readers share in the holiday spirit. In a starred review of the picture book published in 200o, PW called A Child Is Born by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Floyd Cooper, (a

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Katz's (Princess Baby ) nursery patchwork quilt approach is a far cry from the Jean Charlot illustrations originally paired with Brown's (Goodnight Moon ) text back in 1952 (the book was created as a companion to the Caldecott Honor title A Child's Good Night Book ).

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Board books let youngest readers share in the holiday spirit.

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In this luminous picture book, a cast of people of different races and ethnicities, welcomes the baby Jesus after his birth in a stable on Christmas Eve.

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