The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

By: Mac Barnett

Illustrator: Sarah Jacoby

What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?
In 42 inspired pages, this biography by award-winning writer Mac Barnett vividly depicts one of the greatest children’s book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Little Fur Family. Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacoby, this is essential reading for book lovers of every age.

Sources. Full-color illustrations created with watercolor, pastels, and Photoshop.

ISBN: 9780062393449

JLG Release: Sep 2019

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952) , Writers , Authors , Children’s literature , Pets , Biography , The New York Public Library , Anne Carroll Moore (1871–1961)

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Awards & Honors

Kirkus Best Books - 2019
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2019
SLJ Best Books - 2019
Bulletin Blue Ribbons - 2019

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*

Book Details



First Release

September 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

11 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts



Level 620L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Balzer + Bray

Potentially Sensitive Areas



Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952), Writers, Authors, Children’s literature, Pets, Biography, The New York Public Library, Anne Carroll Moore (1871–1961),

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