Goodnight Moon: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

Written by Margaret Wise Brown and Illustrated by Clement Hurd

This classic bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share with a child.Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations of readers and young listeners. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of this beloved classic, we are pleased to present a deluxe edition: the original picture book, Goodnight Moon, plus a 32-page retrospective look at the creation of this favorite bedtime book. The story of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s collaboration on this classic picture book is filled with lively anecdotes and previously unpublished photographs of the author and artist, as well as pages from the original dummy and full-color studies of the artwork.

Age Range 4 - 8 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
HarperCollins; Anniversary edition
Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
Lexile 360AD