Margaret Wise Brown was a prolific and influential author of more than 100 children”s books. Brown was born in New York City on May 23, 1910. In the 1930s, she studied at the Bureau of Educational Experiments in New York and became interested in writing for children. Today, many of the children's books she wrote are considered classics. They include The Runaway Bunny (1941), Little Lost Lamb (1945), The Little Island (1946), and Goodnight Moon (1947). She passed away on Nov. 13, 1952.