Mouse of My Heart by Margaret Wise Brown
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From the archives of Margaret Wise Brown comes a stunning collection of more than 50 poems and stories, many previously unpublished and all expertly crafted by the author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. This rich anthology is illustrated with vibrant paintings by Loretta Krupinski. Her jewel-toned palette, charming characters, and plentiful details perfectly complement the text. Included are a table of contents, an index, and an introduction by noted biographer Leonard S. Marcus.
 

About Margaret Wise Brown

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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. Loretta Krupinski is the illustrator of many books for children, including Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats by Carol Greene, How a Seed Grows, by Helene J. Jordan, and her own Bluewater Journal: The Voyage of the Sea Tiger. Ms. Krupinski lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Hyperion. 192 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mouse of My Heart: A Treasury of Sense and Nonsense gathers 56 poems and stories by Margaret Wise Brown, many previously unpublished. With an introduction by Leonard Marcus and jewel-like illustration

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Mouse of My Heart: A Treasury of Sense and Nonsense gathers 56 poems and stories by Margaret Wise Brown, many previously unpublished. With an introduction by Leonard Marcus and jewel-like illustration

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