Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Margaret Wise Brown

Such an influential figure in the world of children's literature, 'Brownie' literally wrote over one hundred books. She was also crazy awesome. Upon receiving her first book royalty check she went to the nearest flower cart, bought all of the flowers, set them up in her home, and threw a party for all of her friends to enjoy.

She is, of course, known for writing Goodnight Moon, but I like to remember her as an editor at William R. Scott, attempting to get Hemingway and Steinbeck (unsuccessfully) and Gertrude Stein (successfully:see The World is Round) to write children's books. And I love this one of hers' the most...

Brownie (all wild eyed and staring into the distance):

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