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1940s: Crispin’s Crispian, the Terrier of Cobble Court in NYC’s Lenox Hill, Part III

In this final chapter of Crispin’s Crispian, I’ll tell the fascinating story of what happened to the old New York City farmhouse on York Avenue in Lenox Hill where his famous pet mom, Margaret Wise Brown, wrote her final children’s book, Mister Dog: … 1,020 more words

Old New York

1940s: Crispin's Crispian, the Terrier of Cobble Court in NYC's Lenox Hill, Part II

“Crispin’s Crispian lived in a two-story doghouse in a garden…”

The charming story of Crispin’s Crispian — and the old New York farmhouse where his famous pet mom wrote her final children’s book — takes place on what was once known as the Louvre Farm. 988 more words

Old New York

1940s: Crispin’s Crispian, the Terrier of Cobble Court in NYC's Lenox Hill, Part I

In February 1966, the demolition of several old apartment buildings and a church on York Avenue between East 71st Street and East 72nd Street revealed a very tiny frame house — believed to be an 18th-century farmhouse — that had been hidden from public view for about 75 years. 1,558 more words

New York History

Goodnight moon. Hello nightmare. A short film.

Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is one of the best-selling picture books of all time. More than 11 million copies have sold since it was published in 1947. 363 more words

Children's Books

Goodbye Home

I’m beyond excited for our UK Adventure to begin tomorrow.  But . . . as much as I love to travel, I also don’t like to be away from home for very long.   345 more words


The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)

Summer Reading Day 5: Nothing like spending the afternoon devouring some classic literature (The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown)

(This was one of our original Instagram posts, back before we realized this was going to be a blog!)


Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

Children’s author Margaret Wise Brown was born on 23 May 1910. She is best known for the books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.