The Sleepy Men by Margaret Wise Brown

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The award-winning author of Goodnight Moon and Under the Sun and the Moon tells the enchanting story of two sleepy men. The big sleepy man tells the little sleepy man, just before drifting off to sleep, the special story of how the Boy in the Moon grew up to become the Man in the Moon. Full-color illustrations.

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. Robert Rayevsky was born in Russia and now lives in Massachusetts with his family, three cats, and a miniature dachsund. His many children's books include Under New York, by Linda Oatman, and The Sleepy Men, by Margaret Wise Brown.
Published September 1, 1996 by Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another from Brown's canon of bedtime books, full of lulling cadences and rhythms.

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An elegant jacketed reissue re-presents The Golden Sleepy Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus.

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Its focus is a tale (about ""the little boy Man in the Moon"") that Big Sleepy Man recounts to lull Little Sleepy Man into slumber, but the work is really a mood piece, dreamily transcending time, space and conventional narrative structure, then lyrically melting away in much the same way that a ...

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