Tag: Margaret Wise Brown

  • Wait Till The Moon Is Full by Wise Brown and Williams Analysis

    Wait Till The Moon Is Full by Wise Brown and Williams Analysis

    Wait Till the Moon Is Full is a 1948 picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Garth Williams. The story has carnivalesque elements, a gentle utopian storyline and a well-drawn mother figure, who is safe and warm but who also joins her son in his imaginative play.

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  • The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown

    The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown

    The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown is a Little Golden Book classic, first published 1953. After the success of Mister Dog, Wise Brown and Garth Williams were paired by the publisher the following year. The Sailor Dog is basically a Robinsonnade for the preschool set. The Robinsonnade is an adventure story which takes place in a static place, like…

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  • Stephen King’s IT Storytelling Techniques

    Stephen King’s IT Storytelling Techniques

    IT is a 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, first adapted for screen in 1990, and most recently in 2017. This blog post is about the storytelling of the 2017 film. THE TERRIBLE MONSTER OF IT I liked what one reviewer had to say about IT: The monster in this film is whatever the story requires him to be for…

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  • Mister Dog by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams Analysis

    Mister Dog by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams Analysis

    Mister Dog, written by Margaret Wise Brown, was first published by Little Golden Books in 1952. This was the last book published in Wise Brown’s lifetime before she died age 42. Garth Brown illustrated the text in his distinctive Garth Brown style. The story is about a dog with the stand-out gag that he ‘belongs to himself’. More typically, this…

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  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Analysis

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Analysis

    Goodnight Moon is an American picturebook classic, and is of particular interest because who would’ve thunk it? Margaret Wise Brown had a talent for creating odd-duck prose which went down a treat (and still does) with the preschool set. But is this book only of value for toddlers? Never. PARATEXT In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little…

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