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Title:
The golden egg book
Author:
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
Edition:
First Random House edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Golden Books : Random House, 2004.

©1947
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
A lonely little bunny finds an egg, and when it hatches into a duckling, they become friends.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 41502.
ISBN:
9780375827174

9780375925030
Format :
Book

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A Golden classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to hatch!

Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?

The tale of a bunny's discovery of a mysterious egg--a Big Golden Book beloved by generations--is available for the first time in the Little Golden Book line, with its original illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Leonard Weisgard. This Springtime classic by the author of Goodnight Moon is now perfectly sized for Easter baskets!


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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Publisher's Weekly Review

A pair of rabbit-themed reissues are back just in time to serve as basket treats. The 1947 classic The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leonard Weisgard, returns as a Big Little Golden Book. When a curious bunny finds a blue speckled egg, he tries everything from jumping on it to pelting it with rocks and acorns to find out what's inside. But since a watched egg never cracks, the mystery occupant only emerges at last when the bunny falls asleep. The soft, retro illustrations ably depict the animals' feisty youthful impatience and curiosity. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved