The Friendly Book

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The Friendly Book

By Margaret Wise Brown; Margaret Wise Brown; Garth Williams (Illustrator)

Golden Books, Hardcover, 9780307929624, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012


This whimsical collection of poems and stories by Margaret Wise Brown is back in print in its original format--the Little Golden Book. Garth Williams' artwork shines here, with the friendliest bunnies, dogs, and people ever.

About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown--probably most famous for writing "Good Night Moon "and "The Runaway Bunny"--was also a prolific and bestselling Golden Books author. Her "Golden Egg Book," "Home for a Bunny," "The Color Kittens," and "The Sailor Dog "count among the most popular storybooks for children of the last 60 years.

Margaret Wise Brown est nee a Greenpoint Brookling, New York, en 1910. Des ses premieres annees, elle commence a ecrire des histoires courtes. Elle a etudie en Suisse et fut l'eleve de Lucy Sprague Mitchell fondatrice du "Bank Street College of Education" de New York qui s'occupait notamment du developpement du langage precoce.Elle a deja publie une quarantaine d'albums quand parait en 1947, Bonsoir Lune. Cet album connait une extraordinaire popularite aux Etats-Unis. Margaret Wise BrownElle est morte a Nice en 1952.

Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.