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Margaret Wise Brown as an American writer of children’s books, including Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Clement Hurd.

An excerpt from Goodnight Moon, originally published in 1947 by Harper:

Goodnight room; Goodnight moon; Goodnight cow jumping over the moon; Goodnight light

The author of over 100 books spent much of her early life in Brooklyn and elsewhere in the New England area, but did much of her writing in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in a two-story cottage known as Cobble Court, a quaint two story home that has since been moved to Greenwich Village.

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