In the great green room the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown
For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled together to read Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of these stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret Wise Brown, who was renowned not only for her prolific writing and creative genius, but also for her stunning beauty and thirst for adventure. Clever, quirky, and wildly imaginative, Margaret embraced life with passion, threw wild parties, attended rabbit hunts, and lived extravagantly off of her royalties. She carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women, including the ex-wife of John Barrymore, and was engaged to a younger man, who was the son of a Carnegie and a Rockefeller, when she died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two. 2017.
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
Children's literature -- Authorship
Children's literature -- Authorship.