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  • 4 stars across 23 books
    Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child's experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

    Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

    In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits' Wedding (HarperCollins).
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    Charlotte's Web

    The unforgettable story of a girl called Fern who loves a little pig called Wilbur. It tells how Charlotte A. Cavatica, ... More

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    Little House in the Big Woods

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Inside the l... More

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    1st October 2012

    Little House on the Prairie

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kissed... More

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    27th March 2014

    On the Banks of Plum Creek

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all th... More

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    21st September 2015

    The World of Little House

    Laura Ingalls Wilder is the original pioneer girl, and her Little House books were inspired by the events of her life. T... More

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    On the Banks of Plum Creek

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all thei... More

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