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Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

Brown was a shy and thoughtful child with a love of animals that would later shine through her work. She attended Hollins University in Virginia before returning to New York to work at The Bureau of Educational Experiments, what is now the Bank Street College of Education. She then began work as an editor and was encouraged to write her own children’s books.

By 1941, Brown was a successful, full-time writer. She went on to write over 100 books for young readers, including beloved titles such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Her quiet and poetic style continues to inspire today’s readers and children’s book creators.

'The Runaway Bunny' by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
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