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Welcome, Established in 1999, this site was originlly an archive of my collection of books by Margaret Wise Brown. As my collection grew, I turned this site into a Bibliography with photos of book covers. Here you will find the books, stories, anthologies and collections by Margaret Wise Brown, written in her lifetime. Some books were published posthumously.

There is an extensive section on the illustrators that Margaret worked with and works written about Margaret. The majority of the photos are of my personal collection. Some are from friends that also own first editions (Thanks JeNeal & Laurel)

And Finally - Thank you to Laurel & Rose, for so generously sharing with me your personal memories of your mom Dorothy Wagstaff and her friendship with Margaret.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Bev Dittberner

 

Brief Biographical information

Born: May 23, 1910 Place: Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York-parents:  

  • Father:  Robert Bruce Brown, was Vice President of  the American Manufacturing Company. 
  • Mother: Maude Johnson Brown, was from Virginia.
Siblings:  
  • Brother (2 years older), Benjamin Gratz, Jr. (named after his paternal grandfather)
  • Sister (2 years younger), Roberta Brown Rauch 

Pets: In an article reprinted here Margaret said "I had thirty-six rabbits, two squirrels--one bit me and dropped dead--a collie dog, two Peruvian guinea pigs, a Belgian hare, and seven fish and a wild robin who came back every spring." When Margaret was an adult she had a Kerry Blue Terrier named Crispin's Crispian. The dog in Mister Dog was named Crispin's Crispian.

Education: 

  1. 1923: Lausanne, Switzerland, 
  2. 1926: Dana Hall in Wellesley, Mass. 
  3. 1928: Entered Hollins College, Virginia    
Work:
  1. 1935: Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers.
  2. 1937: Began her writing career with the publication of When the Wind Blew.
  3. 1937 - 1952  Published over 100 picture books for children.

Died: November 13, 1952 (42 years old) in Nice, France from an embolism following a minor operation. 

Books By Margaret Wise Brown -

1937 Another Here and Now Story Book
1937 Another Here and Now Story Book
1937 WHEN THE WIND BLEW
1938 BUMBLE BUGS AND ELEPHANTS
1938 DEAD BIRD
1938 fish with the deep sea smile, The
1938 Little Fireman, The
1938 Noisy Seashore Book/ The Noisy Book COMBO
1938 On Christmas Eve
1938 STREAMLINED PIG
1940 COLOR NOISY BOOK
1941 Baby Animals
1941 Brer Rabbit Stories from Uncle Remus
1941 POLITE PENGUIN
1941 POODLE AND THE SHEEP
1941 Seashore Noisy Book, The
1942 DON'T FRIGHTEN THE LION
1942 Fun & Frolic
1943 Big dog Little Dog
1943 CHILD'S GOODNIGHT BOOK
1944 Animals, Plants & Machines
1944 Animals, Plants & Machines
1944 Big Fur Secret,, The
1944 BLACK & WHITE
1944 Farm & City
1944 HORSES
1944 RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT
1944 THEY ALL SAW IT
1944 They All saw It
1944 WILLIES'S WALK TO GRANDMAMA
1945 LITTLE FISHERMAN
1946 LITTLE FUR FAMILY
1946 Little Fur Family REAL FUR edition
1946 MAN IN THE MANHOLE & FIX IT MAN
1947 BAD LITTLE DUCKHUNTER
1947 First Story, The
1947 Golden Egg Book #456
1947 Golden Egg Book #478-21
1947 GOODNIGHT MOON
1947 Little Brass Band Record #YPR - 703
1947 SLEEPY LITTLE LION. THE
1947 Whispering Rabbit and Other Stories, The
1947 WINTER NOISY BOOK
1948 FIVE LITTLE FIREMAN
1948 Golden Sleepy Book #301-51
1948 Golden Sleepy Book #46
1948 LITTLE FARMER
1948 SHEEP DON'T COUNT SHEEP
1948 TWO LITTLE MINERS
1948 WAIT TILL THE MOON IS FULL
1948 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
1948 WHOA! Little Horses Record #YPR 714
1949 Color Kittens #202-28
1949 Color Kittens #205-41
1949 Color Kittens #436
1949 Down Our Way
1949 My World
1949 PUSSYCAT'S CHRISTMAS
1949 Two Little Miners #66
1949 TWO LITTLE TRAINS

1949 IMPORTANT BOOK
1950 DREAM BOOK: FIRST COMES THE DREAM
1950 Little Fat Policeman #91
1950 O SAID THE SQUIRREL
1950 Peppermint Family
1950 QUIET NOISY BOOK
1950 Wonderful House
1950 Wonderful House # 76
1951 Creative Writing : fro very Young Children
1951 Fox Eyes
1951 Little Indian #118
1951 Pussy Willow #302-51
1951 Pussy Willow - Vif-Argent el Charon
1951 SUMMER NOISY BOOK
1951 Summer Noisy Book, The
1951 TRAIN TO TIMBUCKTOO
1951 Train to Timbucktoo #210-51
1951 TWO LITTLE GARDENERS
1952 Book of Kno. 1952Stories to be Sung and Songs to be told
1952 CHILD'S GOOD MORNING
1952 CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN
1952 DOCTOR SQUASH #157
1952 Mister Dog, the dog who belonged to himself #128
1952 Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself- LIB ED
1952 Seven Little Postman #112
1952 Seven Little Postman #504
1953 DREAM
1953 LITTLE FRIGHTENED TIGER
1953 Sailor Dog
1953 SLEEPY ABC
1954 Friendly Book #209-9
1954 LITTLE FIR TREE
1954 Little Indian #202
1954 WHEEL ON THE CHIMNEY/STORK STORY
1955 Big Book of Train Stories
1955 Good Times Today & Tomorrow
1955 Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature
1955 Little Brass Band
1956 Away we go! 100 poems for the very young; illustrated by Barbara Cooney
1956 Big Red Barn
1956 DAVID'S LITTLE INDIAN/CARPE DIEM
1956 HOME FOR A BUNNY
1956 THREE LITTLE ANIMALS
1957 Good Times Today
1958 Horn Book Magazine - June 1958
1959 Best Children's Books VOL 25
1960 Best Children's Books VOL 38
1960 Best Children's Books VOL 39
1961 DIGGERS
1961 Four Fur Feet
1961 ON CHRISTMAS EVE
1963 Captain Kangaroo's Storybook
1975 Margaret Wise Brown's Wonderful Storybook: 25 Stories and Poems
1982 Poems to read to the very young Collection of previously published poems)

 

 

 

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