Goodnight Moon, Screw you kids

Profile on the woman who wrote the famous children’s book. I must’ve found this from a link on Facebook.

“In the great green room/there was a telephone/and a red balloon/and a picture of a cow jumping over the moon . . .”

For childhood readers of the classic “Goodnight Moon,” there is no more nostalgic image. The simple, rhythmic language and the bold drawings captured the hearts and minds of the public when “Goodnight Moon” was published in 1947. It has sold over 14 million copies and is one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.

But it’s likely few could even name the book’s author, let alone know her wild backstory. She was a hyper-prolific writer who changed the face of modern picture books; a children’s book author who didn’t particularly like children; an avid rabbit hunter who penned the classic story “The Runaway Bunny”; a great beauty who never married but flitted from relationship to relationship with men and at least one woman.

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