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In the Great Green Room

In the Great Green Room
The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary
Flatiron Books, 2017

From the dust jacket, “The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics… 460 more words

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Valentine's Day

The eve of Valentine’s Day he died,
Hours before the mad rush for roses began.
We learned of his death this morning—
Valentine’s Day—
When the belated e-mail arrived. 133 more words


New Picture Book: North, South East, West - Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

It’s always a good time to laud the works of Margaret Wise Brown but thanks to the 75th anniversary of The Runaway Bunny and a new biography of Brown there has been some extra attention for this previously unpublished story, illustrated by a Geisel Award winner. 301 more words


Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown


Illustrated by Felicia Bond

Big Red Barn is one of Margaret Wise Brown’s best. Nothing much happens. We meet the animals leading their daytime lives on a farm. 378 more words


Green Stems

I’ve realized (This is the 6th when I’m writing this) that this style of posting has a insidious little problem. It is very easy to post a poem and not write anything else. 171 more words


Jasper and the story without words

In the great green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of a cow jumping over the moon…

One of my happiest memories is reading to my kids. 714 more words


The Secret Song

The Secret Song by Margaret Wise Brown

Who saw the petals
drop from the rose?
I, said the spider,
but nobody knows.

Who saw the sunset… 58 more words