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In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown / Amy Gary.

Gary, Amy, (author.).

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Captures the exceptional life, imagination, and passion of the author of "Goodnight Moon," drawing on unpublished manuscripts, songs, personal letters, and diaries that the author discovered in the attic of Margaret Wise Brown's sister.
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Parkdale Community Library 921 BROWN 2017 (Text) 33892100427112 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/23/2017 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250065360
  • ISBN: 1250065364
  • Physical Description: xv, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
Captures the exceptional life, imagination, and passion of the author of "Goodnight Moon," drawing on unpublished manuscripts, songs, personal letters, and diaries that the author discovered in the attic of Margaret Wise Brown's sister.
"Margaret's books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children's book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, songs, and poems, and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure. Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for Children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equals to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret would spend days researching subjects, picking daisies, gazing at clouds, and observing nature, all in an effort to precisely capture a child's sense of awe and wonder as he or she discovered the world. Clever, quirky, and incredibly talented, Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. Among them were the two great loves in Margaret's life, one of whom was a gender-bending poet and ex-wife of John Barrymore. She went by the stage name of Michael Strange, and she and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship. At one point they lived next door to each other so that they could be together. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael's death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on to become classics in children 's literature."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Children's literature > Authorship.
Genre: Biographies.

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