May 2010 |
Happy Birthday, Margaret
Today's previous blog post by L.D. Mitchell sparked the remembrance that today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Margaret Wise Brown. There can't be many readers out there who don't know her children's books -- Goodnight Moon being the most famous, but Big Red Barn and Runaway Bunny have always been favorites in my house. Though Brown was a hugely successful children's writer, her private life was tumultuous. A biography by children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus was published more than ten years ago, and he is still touring and telling her amazing story.