Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Book Review: In the Great Green Room

TITLE: In the Great Green Room-The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown
AUTHOR: Amy Gary
PUBLISHED: January 2017
CATEGORY: Non-Fiction
GENRE: Biography
PREMISE: A biography on the author of Goodnight Moon and many other children's books.
MY REVIEW: There's really not much to say about this one. It's a pretty typical biography. It goes into her life and what she did basically. It's well organized and informative. If you're looking for a very thorough biography of Margaret Wise Brown, this is a good place to start.
The only issue I have is that the author kept offering up her opinion on the people in Brown's life and I just really hate when non-fiction authors do that. Look guys, if it's a subject like say science or something like that or something that has been disputed and you're offering your knowledge of what happened...okay. But I don't need you pass your judgement on people, okay? That is not what I'm reading biographies for.
Other then that issue (which sadly pops up a lot in these biographies), this book was okay. Brown was very interesting. I'm happy to have the knowledge I got, but this isn't like a ground-breaking biography or anything.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those interested in learning more about Margaret Wise Brown
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five informative biographies

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