Red Light, Green Light by Margaret Wise Brown
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The original illustrator of this classic picture book provides faithfully recreated artwork to replace the lost original illustrations, and together with the jazzy but simple prose, offers young readers a look at a busy day and quiet night on the roads.

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Margaret Wise Brown, May 10, 1910 - November 13, 1952 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. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France. Margaret Wise Brown, who also wrote under the pseudonym of Golden MacDonald, published more than 100 books for children. Leonard Weisgard illustrated more than 100 children's books.
Published January 1, 1992 by Scholastic. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Another all-time favorite by Brown masterfully and beautifully translated by Marcuse.

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With its important lesson told in rhythmic word patterns, Brown's cautionary tale from the '40s receives new life with illustrations--after the original style--by a Caldecott-winning artist.

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