The important thing about Margaret Wise Brown

by Barnett, Mac,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 22 copies
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Summary

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children's classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was--from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.

What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?

In forty-two inspired pages, this biography artfully plays with form and language to vivdly bring to life one of greatest children's book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown.

Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacoby, this is essential reading for book lovers of every age.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A paean to iconoclastic imagination, Barnett and Jacoby's tribute to the prolific children's author repeatedly asks and tries to answer, ""What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?"" Using his narrative to inject whimsical facts about Brown and her picture books and even her nemesis, the powerful children's librarian Anne Carroll Moore Barnett glories in idiosyncrasy. The story moves between a group of rabbits at storytime (illustrated à la Clement Hurd) to flashes of Brown's life itself (done by Jacoby in light, flowery, and even moody watercolors), as if being told to the bunnies pictured with her books (Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, among others). Adding to the strange juxtapositions, which mirror the odd, unexplained segues Brown was known for, are descriptions of things Brown did such as raising rabbits as a child, and, when one died, skinning it and making a scarf of its pelt. ""There are people who will say a story like this doesn't belong in a children's book,"" Barnett posits, before later going on to say, in regards to Moore's dislike of Brown's oeuvre, ""No good book is loved by everyone."" Yet he believes, like Brown, that children are capable of contemplating the strange. It's a book with a brave appeal, and its admiration of Brown and respect for children makes it a standout picture-book biography even if its whimsy won't appeal to every taste.--Karen Cruze Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Margaret Wise Brown lived a dashing, colorful life and wrote more than 100 children's books before her untimely death at 42. In an era when fairy tales ruled, the here-and-now realism of titles such as Goodnight Moon was harshly judged. Barnett's confiding tone draws readers in ("Have you read this book? Do you know what I mean?"), then makes the case for Brown's work ("Every good book is at least a little bit strange"). Personifying the resistance to her books is powerful children's librarian Anne Carroll Moore, who refuses to purchase many of them for the New York Public Library ("truck," she calls them) and declines to invite her to a prestigious library bash-whereupon Brown, along with her editor Ursula Nordstrom, stages a whimsical rebellion on the institution's steps. Jacoby's richly colored illustrations shift between episodes from Brown's life and scenes of a librarian rabbit reading Brown's and Barnett's books (and this one) to young bunnies. Barnett yokes his story to Brown's work, playing with The Important Book's form to consider what might be momentous about the life of this extravagant, much-loved creator. As with the original, reactions will vary, but most readers can agree that "the important thing about Margaret Wise Brown is that she wrote books." Ages 4-8. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brown, Margaret Wise, -- 1910-1952 -- Juvenile literature.
Brown, Margaret Wise, -- 1910-1952.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women authors -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, American.
Women authors.
Women -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Jacoby, Sarah (Illustrator), illustrator.
Language English
Awards Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, 2020
Description 42 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780062393449
0062393448
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