Search Results: "Margaret Wise Brown"


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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Previously unpublished reflections on behavior, amplified and exemplified in new illustrations featuring a cast of cute, small characters.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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GOODNIGHT SONGS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A treat for the eye, ear, and heart. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
A multimedia tribute to the great picture-book writer in her own words. Read full book review >

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LITTLE INDIAN by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1954

"Bow and arrow pictures by Richard Scarry make the Indians more friendly than fierce."
There's a humorous big-little identification as Little Indian goes off with his father on a day of adventures with their raccoons. Read full book review >

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SEVEN LITTLE POSTMEN by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1952

A history in rhyme of a mail delivery and its workings from big city to R. F. D., and by way of a secret letter from a little boy to his grandmother about a visit to the country. Read full book review >

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BLACK AND WHITE by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: May 24, 1944

"And definitely not geared to picture book age sense of fun, as I know it."
I can't see this — it's a tour de force that doesn't come off. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1943

"The large shadowy pictures have a good deal of humor and action despite their sombre tone."
Not as successful as her Noisy Books, this whispering book will appeal nevertheless to children who like utter nonsense. Read full book review >