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Marcia Brown (1918–2015)

Autor(a) de Stone Soup: An Old Tale

27+ Works 7,234 Membros 402 Reviews

About the Author

Marcia Joan Brown, 1918 - 2015 Marcia Joan Brown was born in Rochester, New York on July 13, 1918. She graduated from New York State College for Teachers (the University at Albany's predecessor). She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, where she began her writing career with the mostrar mais publication of The Little Carousel in 1946. She authored and illustrated more than 30 children's books. She won the Caldecott Medal three times for Cinderella, Once a Mouse, and Shadow. Brown died on April 28 at her home in Laguna Hills, California, following complications of congestive heart failure. She was 96. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Marcia Brown

Stone Soup: An Old Tale (1947) 3,597 cópias
Once a Mouse... (1961) 1,274 cópias
Cinderella (1954) 1,133 cópias
Shadow (1982) 443 cópias
Dick Whittington and His Cat (1950) 361 cópias
All Butterflies: An ABC (1974) 74 cópias
How, Hippo! (1969) 40 cópias
Felice (1958) 33 cópias
The Bun: A Tale from Russia (1972) 28 cópias
The Blue Jackal (1977) 25 cópias
Walk With Your Eyes (1979) 21 cópias
The Little Carousel (1946) 19 cópias
Listen to a Shape (1979) 17 cópias

Associated Works

Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems (1988) — Ilustrador — 1,006 cópias
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838) — Ilustrador, algumas edições750 cópias
The Wild Swans (1963) — Ilustrador, algumas edições472 cópias
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (1991) — Ilustrador, algumas edições420 cópias
The Crocodile and the Ostrich: A Tale from the Akamba of Kenya (1995) — Ilustrador, algumas edições83 cópias
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contribuinte, algumas edições5 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Brown, Marcia
Nome de batismo
Brown, Marcia Joan
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Rochester, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Laguna Hills, California, USA
State University of New York, Albany (BA|1940)
Children's Book Author
Children's Book Illustrator
Loranger, Janet (editor)
Cornwall High School (teacher)
Caldecott Honor (1948)
Caldecott Honor (1950)
Caldecott Honor (1951)
Caldecott Honor (1952)
Caldecott Honor (1953)
Caldecott Honor (1954) (mostrar todas 11)
Caldecott Medal (1955)
Caldecott Medal (1962)
Caldecott Medal (1983)
Regina Medal (1977)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1992)
Pequena biografia
An American children's book author and illustrator, and a high school teacher, Marcia Brown was born in Rochester, New York in 1918, and was educated at The New York State College for Teachers (now University at Albany). She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, and published her first book, The Little Carousel, in 1946. She wrote and illustrated more than thirty books for children over the course of her career, winning three Caldecott Medals and six Caldecott Honors, as well as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and the Regina Medal. She died in 2015.



I love everything about this classic, but I especially love the old book smell that my copy has. I know this has nothing to do with the book itself, but I think it's a testament to how a book that was published in 1947 can stand the test of time if it's written well enough.
mrsandersonreads23 | outras 156 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
The classic French fairytale, Puss in Boots, is translated into English and illustrated by the marvelous Marcia Brown in this lovely picture book. Coming to the youngest of three sons as an inheritance, the eponymous feline hero manages to transform his human's fortunes through his clever schemes. Reinventing his human as the Marquis de Carabas, Puss manages to convince the king of France that his master is a great and wealthy nobleman, eventually winning the estate and castle of an ogre for him, as well as the hand of the king's daughter...

Published in 1952, Puss in Boots is a translation of the original tale, Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté, as written by seventeenth-century French author Charles Perrault, whose work has also given us popular versions of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. Brown's telling here is engaging, and her accompanying artwork delightful. It's easy to see why this was a Caldecott Honor book in 1953! As with Brown's Cinderella, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1955, I found the artist's use of color here appealing, and appreciated her elegantly stylized figures. Recommended to young fairy and folktale lovers, and to any picture book readers looking for retellings of the traditional story of Puss in Boots.
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AbigailAdams26 | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |
This is another very nostalgic book to me. I read this often as a child in school and out of school, the most nostalgic part is the cover of the book I will always remember the cover of this book. It is a French folk story about two hungry travelers arriving in a village looking for food and coming up with a unique solution when none of the villagers would feed them.
ergoldie | outras 156 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Three-time Caldecott medalist and six-time Caldecott honoree Marcia Brown retells that most famous of fairy-tales in this lovely picture book from 1954. A loose translation of Charles Perrault's original French story, in which a beautiful and good young maiden named Cinderella is aided by her fairy godmother in attending the prince's ball and in winning her heart's desire, is paired with Brown's own artwork, and the result is a delight, both from a narrative and artistic standpoint...

It is not difficult to see why Brown's Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1955. Her artwork here is lovely, capturing the magic of the story and the changing emotions of the titular heroine, while making use of a beautiful array of colors, and featuring elegantly stylized figures. I don't know how faithful the conclusion is to the Perrault original, having not read that in some time, but I also greatly appreciated the fact that Cinderella forgives her stepsisters, and sees that they are provided for. I've nothing to say against versions in which the stepsisters are punished, but it's also nice to see one that shows the heroine staying true to her kind nature. Recommended to young fairy and folktale lovers, and to any picture book readers who enjoy Cinderella retellings. My favorite in this vein will always be the version done by Evelyn Andreas and Ruth Ives (the standard of my childhood), but this is another that I hold in high regard.… (mais)
AbigailAdams26 | outras 107 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |



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