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Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon

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Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and dozens of other children's classics, all but invented the picture book as we know it today. Combining poetic instinct with a profound empathy for small children, she knew of a child's need for security, love, and a sense of being at home in the world — and she brought that unique tenderness to the page. Yet these were comforts that eluded her.

Brown's youthful presence and professional success — as an editor, bestselling author, and self-styled impresario — masked an insecurity that left her restless and vulnerable. In this moving biography, Marcus portrays Brown's complex character and her tragic, seesaw life. Her literary achievement and groundbreaking discoveries about small children's emotional needs were offset by tormented romances including a passionate relationship with Michael Strange, the celebrity socialite once married to John Barrymore.

Review:

"[M]uch valuable background material on those who influenced Brown's writing." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Leonard Marcus...has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was thoroughly enchanted." Eric Carle

Review:

"Marcus has an obvious passion for and understanding of the genre. He combines all these talents in his new book." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and dozens of other children's classics, all but invented the picture book as we know it today. Combining poetic instinct with a profound empathy for small children, she knew of a child's need for security, love, and a sense of being at home in the worldand she brought that unique tenderness to the page.

Yet these were comforts that eluded her. Brown's youthful presence and professional successas an editor, bestselling author, and self-styled impresariomasked an insecurity that left her restless and vulnerable. In this moving biography, Marcus portrays Brown's complex character and her tragic, seesaw life. Her literary achievement and groundbreaking discoveries about small children's emotional needs were offset by tormented romances including a passionate relationship with Michael Strange, the celebrity socialite once married to John Barrymore.

About the Author

Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688171889
Subtitle:
Awakened By the Moon
Author:
Marcus, Leonard S.
Author:
by Leonard S. Marcus
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Women novelists, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Quill ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
5251--97-324
Publication Date:
19990922
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.91x5.48x.97 in. 1.00 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Perennial Currents - English 9780688171889 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[M]uch valuable background material on those who influenced Brown's writing." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Leonard Marcus...has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was thoroughly enchanted."
"Review" by , "Marcus has an obvious passion for and understanding of the genre. He combines all these talents in his new book."
"Synopsis" by , Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and dozens of other children's classics, all but invented the picture book as we know it today. Combining poetic instinct with a profound empathy for small children, she knew of a child's need for security, love, and a sense of being at home in the worldand she brought that unique tenderness to the page.

Yet these were comforts that eluded her. Brown's youthful presence and professional successas an editor, bestselling author, and self-styled impresariomasked an insecurity that left her restless and vulnerable. In this moving biography, Marcus portrays Brown's complex character and her tragic, seesaw life. Her literary achievement and groundbreaking discoveries about small children's emotional needs were offset by tormented romances including a passionate relationship with Michael Strange, the celebrity socialite once married to John Barrymore.

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