Talks

Twenty years ago Amy Gary found the literary treasure of a lifetime – hundreds of unpublished manuscripts and songs by Margaret Wise Brown, the best-selling author of Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.  When Margaret died suddenly in 1952 at the age of 42 she was an international best-selling author of over 100 books. She was a prolific writer who said she dreamed stories at night while she slept and in the morning would hurry to write them down before she forgot them. When she died, her sister tucked away all of Margaret’s unpublished manuscripts in a trunk in the attic of her barn in Vermont.

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Almost 40 years later, Amy came across this treasure trove and has spent over 20 years editing the works from that trunk in the attic.  Through her analysis of Margaret’s works she has created a captivating portrait of the genius behind all those best-sellers for children.  Margaret’s ability to capture the enduring qualities of childhood is the reason why her books are still popular with children today. Amy’s presentations combine the easy-to-learn techniques of Margaret’s writing style and the story behind the fascinating life and legacy of the master of children’s writing.

For details on presentations given by Amy click here for a digital brochure.

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