The Runaway Bunny

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown

Picture Books

This book is packed with beautiful images and reassuring words as a mother bunny tells her baby bunny how much she loves him.

The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942, has indeed become a classic picture book. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. This beautiful edition will be loved and shared by families for years to come. 


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"The genius of this book lies in its touching simplicity. It belies the depth and power of its message." --Emma Thompson.

Marrgaret Wise Brown, (born May 23, 1910, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died November 13, 1952, Nice, France) prolific American writer of children’s literature whose books, many of them classics, continue to engage generations of children and their parents. In addition to publishing books under her own name, she used the pen names Timothy Hay, Golden MacDonald, and (in collaboration with Edith Thacher Hurd, another leading author) Juniper Sage. Her works, which ultimately ran to more than 100 titles, were illustrated by Clement Hurd and others. 

Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988) studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York before becoming a children's book illustrator. Best known for GOODNIGHT MOON, he later created on many beautiful books with his wife Edith Thacher Hurd.

General Fields

  • : 9780064430180
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Picture Lions
  • : September 1977
  • : 210mm X 160mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : Clement Hurd
  • : Under 6
  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Margaret Wise Brown