Robin's Room by Margaret Wise Brown

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What do you do with a child who paints on doors and windows, hides sneakers full of sand in his parents' bed, and saws the corners off chairs? You give him a room of his own, of course! When Robin's parents agree to turn the renovations over to Robin, it's clear his artistic vision will turn the room, and the book, upside down. From Margaret Wise Brown, one of America's finest children's picture book authors, and the talented team of Steven Johnson and Lou Francher comes a humorous and heartwarming tribute to creative children everywhere and the adults who support them.
 

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. MICHAEL ST. LAWRENCE & STEVE JOHNSON are partners and cofounders of Outsell, a sales training and consulting business. Before they founded the business, St. Lawrence was vice president of product development and national accounts at Dale Carnegie. Steve Johnson was in the sales training field for 10 years and also worked at Dale Carnegie. Their clients include Merrill Lynch, Pacific Bell, Blue Cross, Dean Witter, The Trane Company, and The Money Store. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are an illustration team with more than forty picture books in print. Their work has garnered rave reviews and won awards. Their books include My Many Colored Days, Bebop Express, I Walk at Night, New York's Bravest, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Salamander Room. They were also concept artists for Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life. They live in California with their son.
 
Published May 1, 2002 by Hyperion. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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'A child's room made by a child.' " However, with its sturdy workbench, spill-proof painting center and flower-filled reading window (all built by three adult carpenters and, weirdly, one giraffe), Robin's perfect space is little more than a grown-up's fantasy of childhood.

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