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Biographer Speaks on ‘Goodnight Moon’ Author’s Connection to Maine

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"Goodnight Moon" author Margaret Wise Brown

If you’ve ever had children or ever were one, chances are you’ve cracked the cover of “Goodnight Moon,” the colorful picture book illustrated by Clement Hurd and written by Margaret Wise Brown.

Brown, who died 64 years ago at the age of 42, had connections to Maine throughout her life, including a summer home on Vinalhaven that she called “The Only House.”

This week on Vinalhaven, the community is celebrating a series of events celebrating her life and work. They include a Thursday evening talk by author Amy Gary, who is writing a biography of Brown due out next year.

Amy Gary speaks on Vinalhaven Thursday evening as part of a weeklong series of events celebrating the life and work of children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, organized by the Vinalhaven Land Trust and other groups. Gary’s biography of Brown will be published next year.