Search Results: "Margaret Wise Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"And he does it without the sanctimonious reverence so endemic in his field."
She was, in the words of former Kirkus editor Barbara Bader—whose American Picturebooks Marcus quotes—"the first to make the writing of picturebooks an art." Read full book review >

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MARGARET WISE BROWN'S MANNERS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Enigmatic, if not outright disjointed, and not well-served by these visuals. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Previously unpublished reflections on behavior, amplified and exemplified in new illustrations featuring a cast of cute, small characters. Read full book review >

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MARGARET WISE BROWN'S WONDERFUL STORYBOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1948

"One could wish that the acknowledgments were more particular, but perhaps that is being captious with a book which will afford extensive pleasure, and is a good buy."
A Big Golden Book collection of Margaret Wise Brown's poems and stories, forty two of them, and good stories they are, bearing rereading even if you've had them before. Read full book review >

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FOX EYES by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: April 1, 1977

"A 1951 edition, with stylized illustrations by Jean Chariot, failed to take hold; Garth Williams' naturalistic, softer animals make the odd story all the more unsettling."
Fox eyes stare compellingly from the jacket; more eyes lurk in the dusky brush of the title page; and then—with "There was once a spy, a red fox who came to spy on the opossums"—just one eye, set in red fur, "gleams" at the sleeping animals through a hole. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN HOUSE by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: April 29, 1953

"And the captivation of the old house is fulfilled by the cartoon effects in Aaron Fine's pictures."
There's enchantment and fairy tale surprise to this description of a small house, complete with a garden right in the middle of a big city. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1941

"A lovely looking book, done in soft tones."
The French poodle pup is a beguiling small bunch of fur and a convincing one in this otherwise somewhat adult picture story book. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY NOISY BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Sept. 15, 1940

"The Leonard Weisgard illustrations are silhouetted in color, modern in feel."
I liked this better than its companion volume, the Noisy Book, for this is more positive in the approach, and the negatives are inserted only for contrast. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1955

"Jean Charlot's drawings of the boy and of the white pawed puss have a stripped simplicity."
In her characteristic way, Margaret Wise Brown has made Sneakers a very lovable little pussy. Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERMINT FAMILY by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1950

"The text and unfocussed pictures in red and white by Clement Hurd have an unpleasant quality."
Much ado about peppermint in an amorphous picture book, possibly evolved in haste- a great disappointment from this author who has made so many fine contributions to children's literature. Mr. Peppermint goes to the North Pole (for no apparent reason) and the Peppermint baby is born. Mrs. Peppermint sends a letter to the North Pole for a name ("Chocolate Peppermint" is the choice), and Mr. P. returns home to see the baby. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE FARMER by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: March 15, 1948

"In order to help the small reader follow as the text is read, the type has been set in different sizes (and the voice should follow its lead)."
Margaret Wise Brown's BIG and Little Series needs no introduction. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1947

"Nonsense tale with Clement Hurd pictures in two color- the background is a trifle off the line of child experience or interest but the development gives it some measure of general appeal."
Nature gangs up on the little duck hunter, and makes his day in the duck blind an utter failure. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1945

"A quaint little story, not too sugar-coated which does bring fine art to small persons."
Orchids to Margaret Wise Brown for experimenting with an idea and to Harper for publishing it. Read full book review >