Margaret Wise Brown
American children's writer and editor
Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown was a prolific American author of children's literature, including the books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Clement Hurd.
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See & Do: What's on around Frankston and the peninsula - Frankstonweekly
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Smooth song: The Bel Canto Choir will present a concert conducted by Margaret Brown at 2.30pm on Sunday, September 11 at St James The Less Anglican Church, Koetong Parade, Mt Eliza. Songs include Love Changes Everything, Everything's Coming Up Roses,
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Stranded? Local locksmith's your new best friend - The Daily Progress
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Browns Lock and Safe was founded in 1950 by Stewart Kelvin Brown Jr., and his wife, Margaret Brown. The first shop was just off Main Street, and in addition to making keys and opening stubborn locks, Mr. Brown also repaired guns and watches and traded
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Narooma Legacy planning its inaugural charity golf day - Narooma News
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All the organisers of the inaugural golf day, pictured above, are Legatees including Margaret Brown OAM, whose father died of wounds sustained during WWII while her husband served in New Guinea. A barbecue at the golf club will be available from around
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Aiken teacher receives grant for alternative energy program - Aiken Standard (subscription)
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Past winners are Margaret Brown and Margaret Fussell. "ING is proud to celebrate this milestone of our Unsung Heroes program and is honored to recognize the hard work and dedication of our nation's teachers," said ING executive Brian Comer in a press
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See & Do: What's on around Frankston and the peninsula - Frankstonweekly
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Smooth song: The Bel Canto Choir will present a concert conducted by Margaret Brown at 2.30pm on Sunday, September 11 at St James The Less Anglican Church, Koetong Parade, Mt Eliza. Cost: $15. Details: 97875383 or 59714498
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Brown Continues Family Tradition - Standardbred Canada
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The eight-year-old Blissfull Hall gelding has banked over $1300 for Brown and owner Margaret Brown, Chris' grandmother. "He's the best behaved horse I have ever sat behind," admitted Brown. "I jog him down the road by my grandma's farm and sometimes we
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Chester family rescue duck with hook through beak - ChesterChronicle.co.uk
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Tristan's mother, Margaret Brown, said: “He picked up the duck, bit through the line with his teeth and brought her here. It was a viscous hook and she was in a great deal of pain.” After taking her to the Brown family home in Park Road West,
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Gulick/Durkin families reunite in Virginia Beach - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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Second row: Amanda Durkin, Maureen Durkin Abshire, Tony Durkin, Kelly Mackessy, Emma Mackessy, Margaret Brown, Joe Brown, Anne Gulick, Abella Lubago, John Brown, Molly Mackessy, Jimmy Mackessy, Jeanne Gulick and Jim Gulick. Third row: Jerry Durkin,
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Wellington pensioner digs up 'leggy' potato - shropshirestar.com
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“My step-daughter, Margaret Brown, came on Sunday morning and she thought it was unusual.” Mr Coxill, who has been married for about 25 years to Doreen, said he had been gardening since he had left school. He said: “I have always been very interested
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A bit of everything for everyone - Harden Murrumburrah Express
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Lyn Callaghan of Young, Acting Group International Officer welcomed our guest speaker Margaret Brown of Cumnock, Immediate Past International State Officer, who gave us an oversight of ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World), its aim is the same
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Barlinnie unlocked: Barlinnie unlocked: Innocent William Watt was locked up ... - Scottish Daily Record
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Not only did he lose his wife Marion, daughter Vivienne and sister-in-law Margaret Brown - shot in the head by Manuel - he found himself in Barlinnie suspected of the murders himself. Ironically, Manuel had been put in a Barlinnie cell not too far away
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Allister C. Hulst, 82 - Austin Herald
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Al married Margaret Brown on Sept. 30, 1951, and they lived in Mason City, Iowa. In 1957, they moved to Waltham and have resided in the area until the present. He retired from farming on Jan. 1, 1994. Al was a member of Bethlehem Free Methodist church
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Reuse, remix& reinvigorate - Calgary Herald
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More solemnly, she tells me her friend, well-known Calgary gardener Margaret Brown, shared her Martagon lilies before she passed and they are almost in bloom when I visit, propped in front of an old gate Wagner salvaged. Wagner and Jacoby are different
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Broadneck High Announces Honor Roll for Fourth Quarter - Patch.com
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... Bankert,Emily Barton,Adrianne Bautista,Taylor Bayat,Jordan Beck,David Bernhardt,Chase Berquist,Christian Biermann,Noah Binnix,Richard Blanchard III,Tyler Bogley,Nathan Boldyga,Grant Boone,Courtney Boyle,Kyanna Bright,Margaret Brown,Tavis Brown,Mary
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A mother vanishes overnight - Danbury News Times
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28, 1987: Brown divorce/custody trial begins in Danbury Superior Court March 21, 1988: Margaret Brown, Willis Brown's stepmother, commits suicide in Albany, NY April 22, 1988: Judge Howard Moraghan awards custody of children to Regina Brown's parents
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A film worth seeing: Tell full story of oil spill - Anniston Star
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by The Anniston Star Editorial Board If her previous work is an indication, the documentary being made by Mobile native Margaret Brown should be on everyone's must-see list. Brown's last film was the award-winning The Order of Myths, which examined the
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United Daughters of the Confederacy shares June meeting - Anderson Independent Mail
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President DiAnne Collins welcomed members and extended the chapter's sympathy in the loss of Margaret Brown, member Mary Helen McGee's sister, and called the meeting to order. Chaplain Frances Ray led members in prayer and all recited the Lord's Prayer
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Mobile native Margaret Brown wins grant for oil spill documentary film - al.com (blog)
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By Press-Register staff View full sizeIn this July 2008 file photo, filmmaker Margaret Brown is interviewed before the Saenger Theatre premiere of "The Order of Myths," a feature-length documentary film about Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Margaret Wise Brown
    FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 41
    In 1952, Brown met James Stillman 'Pebble' Rockefeller Jr. at a party, and they became engaged.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, while on a book tour in Nice, France, she died at 42 of an embolism, shortly after suffering from appendicitis. Kicking up her leg to show the doctor how well she was feeling caused a blood clot that had formed in her leg to dislodge and travel to her heart. By the time of Brown's death, she had authored well over one hundred books. Her ashes were scattered at her island home, "The Only House" in Vinalhaven, Maine. Brown bequeathed the royalties to many of her books including Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny to Albert Clarke, the son of a neighbor who was nine years old when she died. In 2000, reporter Joshua Prager detailed in The Wall Street Journal the troubled life of Mr. Clarke, who has squandered the millions of dollars the books have earned him and who believes that Wise Brown was his mother, a claim others dismiss.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 39
    Strange, who was twenty years Brown's senior, died in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details Brown went by various nicknames in different circles of friends. To her Dana School and Hollins friends she was "Tim", as her hair was the color of timothy hay. To Bank Street friends she was "Brownie". To William Gaston she was "Goldie", in keeping with the use of Golden MacDonald as author of The Little Island.
  • 1945
    Age 34
    Two more of their collaborations appeared in 1953 and 1956, after Brown's death.) The Little Fisherman, illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar, was published in 1945.
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  • 1944
    Age 33
    From 1944 to 1946, Doubleday published three picture books written by Brown under the pseudonym "Golden MacDonald" and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. (Weisgard was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1946, and he won the 1947 Medal, for Little Lost Lamb and The Little Island.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 29
    In the summer of 1940 Brown began a long-term relationship with Blanche Oelrichs (nom de plume Michael Strange), poet/playwright, actress, and the former wife of John Barrymore. The relationship, which began as a mentoring one, eventually became romantic, and included co-habitating at 10 Gracie Square in Manhattan beginning in 1943.
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  • 1937
    Age 26
    Brown's first published children's book was When the Wind Blew, published in 1937 by Harper & Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details Brown went on to develop her Here and Now stories, and later the Noisy Book series while employed as an editor at W. R. Scott. As editor at Scott, one of Brown's first projects was to recruit contemporary authors to write children's books for the company. Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck neglected to respond, but Brown's hero Gertrude Stein accepted the offer. Stein's book The World is Round, was illustrated by Clement Hurd, who had previously teamed with Brown on W. R. Scott's Bumble Bugs and Elephants, considered "perhaps the first modern board book for babies." (Brown and Hurd later teamed on the children's book classics The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon, published by Harper.) In addition to publishing a number of Brown's books, under her editorship W. R. Scott published Edith Thacher Hurd's first book, Hurry Hurry, and Esphyr Slobodkina's classic Caps for Sale.
  • 1932
    Age 21
    Following her graduation with a B.A. in English from Hollins in 1932 Brown worked as a teacher and also studied art.
    More Details Hide Details While working at the Bank Street Experimental School in New York City she started writing books for children. Bank Street promoted a new approach to children's education and literature, emphasizing the real world and the "here and now." This philosophy influenced Brown's work; she was also inspired by the poet Gertrude Stein, whose literary style influenced Brown's own writing.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 17
    After graduation in 1928, Brown went on to Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia.
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  • 1926
    Age 15
    She began attending Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 1926, where she did well in athletics.
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  • 1925
    Age 14
    In 1925 she attended The Kew-Forest School.
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  • 1923
    Age 12
    The middle child of three whose parents suffered from an unhappy marriage, Brown was born in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, granddaughter of Benjamin Gratz Brown. In 1923 she attended Chateau Brilliantmont boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland, while her parents were living in India and Canterbury, Connecticut.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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