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How the unconventional Goodnight Moon became a children's classic
It's a classic now, but Goodnight Moon was shunned by libraries and derided by publishers when it was first published 75 years ago. But its intrepid author didn't write books to impress adults – Margaret Wise Brown was speaking directly to children. She was good at it, and she knew it. Children's book historian Leonard Marcus shares the tale of the work, and life, of the trailblazing writer and one of her most beloved titles.