Margaret Wise Brown

Topics: Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny Pages: 4 (584 words) Published: May 13, 2013
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

was “Brownie”.

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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