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Title:
The little island
Author:
MacDonald, Golden, 1910-1952.
Publication Information:
New York : Dell, 1993.

©1973
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 23 cm
Summary:
Depicts the changes that occur on a small island as the seasons come and go, as day changes to night, and as a storm approaches.
General Note:
"A Picture Yearling book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
590 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 7377.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 06950 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780440408307
Format :
Book

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Summary

Children's book icon Margaret Wise Brown - writer of the cherished classic Goodnight Moon - and Caldecott Medal-winner Leonard Weisgard bring young readers an enduring picture book about the magic of nature.

Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal, this beautifully moving story centers around a little island in the midst of the wide ocean, and the curious kitten who comes to visit. As the seasons pass, the island and the creatures who call it home witness an ever-changing array of sights, smells, and sounds - proving that, no matter how small, we are all an important part of the world.


Author Notes

Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia.

In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Some of her best known titles include Goodnight Moon, Big Red Barn and Runaway Bunny.

Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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