The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown

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$17.99  $16.73
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
8.77 X 11.64 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. His picture books include two Caldecott Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn. Among his other popular books are I Love You Like a Pig, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, and The Magic Word, illustrated by Elise Parsley. He lives in Oakland, California. You can visit him online at
Sarah Jacoby is the award-winning author and illustrator of such picture books as Can I Sit With You? and Forever Or a Day, about which the New York Times wrote, "Her soft illustrations, in lovely sunrise, sunset and moonlight colors, capture both wide-open spaces and the enduring bonds of family love." Sarah often thinks about colors and light as she dances in her little row home in Philadelphia.
"Barnett's confiding tone draws readers in...then makes the case for Brown's work."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The important thing about this review is to say this picture book is great.... A runaway success."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An important, groundbreaking biography inspired by Brown's legacy."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A book with a brave appeal, and its admiration of Brown and respect for children makes it a standout picture-book biography."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"Children old enough to look back at their Brown favorites with happy nostalgia will surely enjoy this creatively rendered backstory, while teachers and librarians will see connections between Moore's collection exclusion and broader issues of access, making this age-accessible material for Banned Books Week."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)