Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

Children’s author Margaret Wise Brown was born on 23 May 1910. She is best known for the books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown. Brooklyn Museum.

Once Upon a Time: Late Nineteenth Century Children’s Book Illustrations

Children’s books from the late nineteenth century have the best illustrations. Here’s why:

They are charming.

From Round the Hearth and Other Verses

From Round the Hearth [and other verses], 1889.

They are nonsensical.

Lilliput Lyrics  Illustrated by Chas. Robinson, 1899

From Lilliput Lyrics. Illustrated by Chas. Robinson, 1899.

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