The Little Island (book)

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The Little Island
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First edition
Author Margaret Wise Brown, Golden MacDonald, pseud.
Illustrator Leonard Weisgard
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date

The Little Island is a book by Margaret Wise Brown under the pseudonym Golden MacDonald and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. Released by Doubleday in 1946, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1947.[1] It describes the four seasons as experienced by a little island. The book is lyrically written, an example being: "Winter came/ and the snow fell softly/ like a great quiet secret in the night/ cold and still."


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
The Rooster Crows
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
White Snow, Bright Snow