The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Review

A dazzling picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny, and other children’s classics, that is as fearless and groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and rising star illustrator Sarah Jacoby

What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?

In 42 inspired pages, this biography by award-winning writer Mac Barnett vividly depicts one of the greatest children’s book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Little Fur Family. Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacoby, this is essential reading for book lovers of every age.

Title:The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
Edition Language:English

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    The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Reviews

  • Calista

    I do enjoy Margaret Wise Brown’s (MWB) books and I didn’t know they were a little odd or controversial during the day as they seem so tame by today’s standards. I didn’t know much about her, r...

  • Manybooks

    If there is one main emotion that repeatedly has come to me while reading Mac Barnett's The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, it is unfortunately an annoyed feeling of authorial snarkiness an...

  • Darla

    I don't usually post picture books that I've read, but this one struck me as remarkable, so here we are. This is not a typical picture book biography - it's not really about Margaret Wise Brown, it's ...

  • Mary Hamer

    I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Mac read this out loud and I will tell you - not a dry eye in the room. This picture book is brilliantly written and already holds a special place in my heart...

  • Laura Harrison

    Wow! What a remarkable, subversive, unique picture book biography. Mac Barnett has truly outdone himself. It is a fascinating, funny and stunningly beautiful book. I like how the marvelous illustrator...

  • Kathryn

    Hmm, lots of mixed feelings on this one. In a way, it was very touching. It will make you think. It will be memorable. I almost felt like it was trying a little too hard in some ways to be... differen...

  • Rebecca

    Oh my goodness. I wasn't ready for this book. It may hit you in the emotions if you are a human, but especially if you are a human who loves books, children, and libraries. It's a picture-book biograp...

  • C

    This is a very special book. It is at times subversive, thoughtful, honest and very very funny. And so beautiful too....

  • Jennifer Hendzlik

    I am not sure I have ever been taken on such a roller coaster of emotions in only 42 pages. This biography of Margaret Wise Brown has everything-it will gross you out, it will make you angry at our an...

  • KC

    Mac Barnett tells the story of the very important thing about children's writer Margaret Wise Brown. OUTSTANDING illustrations AND story. LOVED THIS....