Synopses & Reviews
This classic bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share with a child.Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations of readers and young listeners. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of this beloved classic, we are pleased to present a deluxe edition: the original picture book, Goodnight Moon, plus a 32-page retrospective look at the creation of this favorite bedtime book. The story of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurds collaboration on this classic picture book is filled with lively anecdotes and previously unpublished photographs of the author and artist, as well as pages from the original dummy and full-color studies of the artwork.
About the Author
Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.
Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.
Clement Hurd (1908-1988) graduated from Yale University and studied painting in Paris in the 1930s with Fernand Léger and others, where he developed his characteristic style using flat, vibrant colors. His work caught the eye of Margaret Wise Brown, and their collaboration produced some of the most enduring children's books of our time. Clement Hurd was married to Edith Thacher Hurd, and together they also created many beloved books for children.
Clement Hurd (1908-1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.