If she'd only written Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown would still be a legend. But, she didn't stop there. The Runaway Bunny and Big Red Barn are among her other works—and I hope you've had the duel pleasure of having them read to you when you were a child and returning the favor to a child you love.
On May 23rd, celebrate Margaret Wise Brown's 100th birthday by visiting her haunts in New York City with her acclaimed biographer Leonard Marcus as your guide. Visit the places where Ms. Brown lived, wrote, taught second grade, had cocktails with Ursula Nordstrom and H.A. Rey, and just possibly hatched plans for The Golden Egg Book and Great Green Room. The fun starts at 2 pm at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 10th Street. Tickets, $20. Reserve by contacting Leonard Marcus.
If you can't make the tour, you can always spend the afternoon reading Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon by Leonard Marcus or reading Two Little Trains to a child.