Margaret Wise Brown by Leonard S. Marcus
Awakened by the Moon

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Recounts the personal and professional life of a legendary children's author, whose quest for security and inner peace is often reflected in her stories that have been illustrated by such gifted artists as Clement Hurd and Garth Williams. 15,000 first printing.

About Leonard S. Marcus

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Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.
Published February 1, 1992 by Beacon Pr. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Scott children's book line, as well as the author of about 100 picture books during her 15-year career, Brown (1910-52) was also, as Marcus (who reviews children's books for Parenting Magazine) sums up, as responsible as anyone for making the field of children's picture books "a vital creative en...

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Brown (1910-1952) wrote some 100 children's books informed by her acute insights into their world.

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