With foil stamping on the linen case cover and a commemorative foil sticker, this special edition is a must-have for collectors and children's book fans.
The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. This beautiful 75th anniversary edition includes the original picture book followed by a 32-page retrospective look with lively anecdotes, exclusive photographs, and archival material. Also features an essay by noted children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus.
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child's experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.
Clement Hurd (1908-1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.