The Days Before Now by Margaret Wise Brown

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Newly edited and illustrated, these early recollections by the author of Good Night Moon describe the turn-of-the-century Brooklyn of the author's youth and her family's move to the beaches and woods of Long Island.
 

About Margaret Wise Brown

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Joan W. Blos is the author of "A Gathering of Days", winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal, the American Book Award, and other honors. She wrote, and later dramatized, "Brothers of the Heart", also a work of historical fiction. Her other books include "Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme", "Martin's Hats", "Old Henry" (an award-winning picture book), "The Heroine of the Titanic" (also an award-winning story), and "Hello, Shoes!" She has been an editor, a lecturer, and a teacher of children's literature. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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. Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, including "George Washington", "Spymaster" and "Remember Va including "George Washington", "Spymaster" and "Remember Va including "George Washington", "Spymaster" and "Remember Valley Forge". A frequent contributor to "Smithsonian Magazinelley Forge". A frequent contributor to "Smithsonian Magazinelley Forge". A frequent contributor to "Smithsonian Magazine", "National Geographic", "Military History Quarterly", "Mil", "National Geographic", "Military History Quarterly", "Mil", "National Geographic", "Military History Quarterly", "Military History", "Naval History", the U.S. Naval Institute's itary History", "Naval History", the U.S. Naval Institute's itary History", "Naval History", the U.S. Naval Institute's "Proceedings", and other publications, he lives in Bethesda,"Proceedings", and other publications, he lives in Bethesda,"Proceedings", and other publications, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Maryland. Maryland.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster (Juv).
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Adapted from an autobiographical entry Brown (1910-1953) wrote for a 1951 edition of the Junior Book of Authors, this poetic reminiscence is marked by the author's trademark simplicity and visual imagery.

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