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Amy Gary discusses the life of Margaret Wise Brown

March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Amy Gary discusses her book “In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown” in which she captures the eccentric and exceptional life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny.” Brown’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children’s book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure.


Gary discovered hundreds of unpublished works by Margaret Wise Brown in Margaret’s sister’s attic in 1990. Since then, she has catalogued, edited, and researched all of Brown’s writings. She has been covered in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR, among other media outlets. She was formerly the director of publishing at Lucasfilm and headed the publishing department at Pixar studios.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States