The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

By Mac Barnett

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

A biography about famous children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, written by famous children’s author Mac Barnett, is perhaps one of the best biographies I have ever read.  Skipping right over all of the humdrum and pomp and circumstance, Mac Barnett tells us exactly what is important about Margaret Wise Brown.  She was original, whimsical and strange, was both loved and rejected, and experienced good times and disappointments – just like everyone else.  It is touching in its frankness and poetic in its simplicity.  Recommended for aspiring writers, lovers Margaret Wise Brown both old and new, as an introduction the many forms of biographical writing, and for everyone. For grades 1-5. 

Nicole (Haggard)

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