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The Resource In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown, Amy Gary

In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown, Amy Gary

Label
In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown
Title
In the great green room
Title remainder
the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown
Statement of responsibility
Amy Gary
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Margaret Wise Brown's books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children's book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, songs, and poems, and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her beauty and endless thirst for adventure. Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for Children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equals to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. One of great loves in Margaret's life was a gender-bending poet and ex-wife of John Barrymore who went by the stage name of Michael Strange. She and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship, at one point living next door to each other. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael's death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on to become classics in children's literature
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.R82184
LC item number
Z65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown, Amy Gary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965781428
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250065360
Lccn
2016037634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)965781428
Label
In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown, Amy Gary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965781428
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250065360
Lccn
2016037634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)965781428

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