Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 23,1910 in Brookyln, New York. She got
her name after a favorite celebritiy that her parents loved. In a young age Margaret loved
writing books and reading. She was a smart student and everyone loved her. She had no
other interests then doing what she loved to do. Margaret got her first pet when she was
in Kindergarten and it was a bunny. Margaret’s nickname that her friends used to call her
Margaret Graduated from Hollins University and Dana Hall School. Few years
after, in 1935, she then graduated from Bank Street Cooperative School. Two
years after she graduated, she began her writing career at the age of 27. She published her
first book soon after called When the Wind Blew. One of her favorite books was
Goodnight Moon, published in 1942. Margaret is now one the best selling children’s
author. Runaway Bunny, Big Red Barn, and Goodnight Moon were the books that won
Margaret was not married but had two siblings. Her brother was two years
younger. Margaret’s sister is two years older. Her mothers name is Maude Johnson
Brown. Her fathers name is Robert Bruce Brown. She mostly taught to herself how to do
things. She was closer to her sister then her brother. Margaret had many pets,
such as, thirty-six rabbits, two squirrels…a collie dog, and two Peruvian hens, a Belgian
hare, seven fish, and a wild robin who came back every spring.
Margaret was very close to her niece. Her niece loved reading Goodnight Moon.
Before she published a book she would go into her niece’ classroom and read it to the
The books that Margaret wrote were goodnight stories and some also had a rhyme
to it. She liked to put a hard word into a story or poem because she thought this made
children think harder when they were reading. Margaret dreamed most of her stories and
then she woke up and wrote them down.
Margaret’s many classic...
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