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Goodnight Moon (A 50th Anniversary Retrospective)
     

Goodnight Moon (A 50th Anniversary Retrospective)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
 

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This classic bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share with a child.Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations of readers and young listeners. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of this beloved classic, we are pleased to present a deluxe edition: the original picture

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This classic bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share with a child.Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations of readers and young listeners. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of this beloved classic, we are pleased to present a deluxe edition: the original picture book, Goodnight Moon, plus a 32-page retrospective look at the creation of this favorite bedtime book. The story of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s collaboration on this classic picture book is filled with lively anecdotes and previously unpublished photographs of the author and artist, as well as pages from the original dummy and full-color studies of the artwork.

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Barnes & Noble Staff
"In the great green room..."-The first few words from this beloved 1947 classic are enough to start many adults reciting the rest. The story is simple: a rabbit is going to bed, and after taking stock of every item in his room, he says goodnight to each, one at a time. Brown's soothing text is complimented by Hurd's vibrant illustration. Can you find the mouse in every colored picture?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060275044
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
50th Anniversary Retrospective
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.

Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

Clement Hurd (1908-1988) graduated from Yale University and studied painting in Paris in the 1930s with Fernand Léger and others, where he developed his characteristic style using flat, vibrant colors. His work caught the eye of Margaret Wise Brown, and their collaboration produced some of the most enduring children's books of our time. Clement Hurd was married to Edith Thacher Hurd, and together they also created many beloved books for children.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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Goodnight Moon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic that every child should experience! The clever little changes that happen from page to page have always fascinated me and my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a calm, easy way to help young ones prepare for bedtime.
SCVmomof3 More than 1 year ago
Simple story and beautiful illustrations. I've read this to and with all my kids. Timeless classic. Perfect for bedtime reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and son-in-law read this book to their 8-month-old twin boys EVERY night! They dim the lights in the bedroom and read it in a very soft voice. The boys are mesmerized and calmed by it and go to sleep with no problem after their "story."
50yrsofreading More than 1 year ago
An old story, in a new boardbook format, was a hit at a recent baby shower. Good-Night Moon never grows old.
Skard More than 1 year ago
my son's favourite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter has loved this book since she was 12 months old.  At 21 months we still read it every night.  She loves pointing out objects and naming them.  A must buy for any family!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 22 month old's favorite book so far! The moon is now captivating and he looks forward to reading books. HIGHLY Recommend - it's a classic for a reason!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Aww this one was good. Wow read a lot as a kid. And kind of remembered most of them.
breshay1 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my children's favorite bedtime stories. We read it just about every night. It's a cute story of a bunny who, at bedtime is stalling (just like children will do) and he proceeds to tell everything in the room goodnight and the grandma keeps telling him to hush (just like parents do). It's wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated. Very soothing. It's a classic bedtime story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for bedtime reading for very small children. My daughter would not settle into our bedtime routine without at least one reading of Goodnight Moon - in fact, on one car trip, I got to "recite" it from memory before she would relax in her carseat! This book is one of 5 that always goes into babyshouwer/birth gifts! I recommend it wholeheartedly!
GrandmaBarbara More than 1 year ago
Lovely book, beautifully written! It's such fun to read aloud.
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TheHalfBloodPrince More than 1 year ago
this is a true classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have been reading this book since I was a little girl and my older sister had brought it home to me. It such a simple but beautiful book for a child's bed time story. To this day I still have that same copy from my sister. It is a book that I hope to one day read to my children.
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brightring More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Margaret Wise Brown for writing this night time classic, and thank you Clement Hurd for your enchanting illustrations. Books for children do not get any better than this.
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This was one of my son's favorite books for about his first 3 1/2 years. It is fun and there are so many things to learn as they go through each stage of development. The mouse is always a favorite character to look for. In addition, we have the HBO DVD called Good Night Moon and other Sleepy Time Tales. Susan Sarandon narrates the animated version of the story with such a wonderful voice for bedtime. My son enjoyed both versions.
Rhaylin More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book to my son every night since he was 4 months old. He is nearly 8 months old and is still so happy to see this book waiting for him every night. The book is very large and it makes it easy for him to help us turn the pages. I remember being little and reading this every night and I am so glad to keep the tradition alive with my little one! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a wonderful bedtime story to share with their baby.