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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 7
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688213804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688213800
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,321,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“When Ramona takes over, she is as wild funny as ever.” (The New York Times)

“Henry goes on being funny with a resemblance to everyone’s younger brother. A chuckle a page!” (Kirkus Reviews)

“This book is certain of a warm welcome.” (Saturday Review)

From the Back Cover

When Henry Huggins sees his friend Scooter delivering newspapers, he's seized with the desire for a paper route of his own. But Scooter's boss, Mr. Capper, won't hire Henry because Henry's not yet eleven!

While Henry waits for his birthday to come, he tries everything he can think of to get Mr. Capper to change his mind. From offering free kittens as a bonus when he sells newspaper subscriptions to hauling hundreds of pounds of old magazines for his school's paper drive, there's nothing Henry won't do to prove himself. But in the end it might just be pesky little Ramona Quimby who saves the day. . . .

Beloved author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they'll recognize—and root for—in Henry and the Paper Route.


More About the Author

Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.

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I LOVED these books as a young girl!
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When I asked my son what book he wanted to read next he said he wanted to read the Henry Huggins books over again.
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My 8/9 year old son loves this series and I do to!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amy Aldrich on December 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
As with the previous books, Henry and the Paper Route is written in chapter book style where each chapter is almost a short story in-and-of-itself and which all wind their way toward the ultimate goal (each book Henry has that ONE thing he's got to get or do) which makes for interesting reading, wondering how each part will ultimately work out with the end goal. It's clear from the title that this volume in the Henry Huggins series is all about Henry and his desire to get a paper route all his own and as the chapters go on, we see how he goes about proving he's ready to do that! With this book we also get to read more about Beezus and Ramona, Scooter, Ribsy and more!

Henry and the Paper Route is six chapters of boyishly good adventure geared toward Henry obtaining the paper route of his dreams! We start out with Henry in hot water over bringing home four kittens...this chapter is all about him making an interesting first impression with Mr. Capper (the newspaper guy). The second chapter is about his tireless search to find good homes for those kittens. Chapter three Henry engineers a clever plan to help his class get ahead in the school paper drive and in chapter four we find out if his plan was successful or not! Chapter five Henry meets Murph, boy genius and finds that Murph has transferred into the paper route he's had his eye on! Oh, no...in chapter six will Henry finally get that route or is he destined to only fill in and help Scooter out? Your young reader will love finding out!

I give this book five stars...though the Henry Huggins series was written in the 1940's and 50's and have a bit of a Leave It to Beaver feel with regards to the traditional family roles and quaint feel of the daily life of the kids in them...they are also rather timeless.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am 8 years old. I like all of the Beverly Cleary books. This book is funny. I especially liked the part when Ramona pinned a jump rope to her overalls and pretended she was a monkey. She went to the store with her family, and some people joked around and thought she was a new species for sale. Then she thought they were not joking and she ran away from the store. Ramona is four in this book, and she is my favorite character in the Beverly Cleary books.
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A Kid's Review on February 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is about Henry who wants to get a job delivering papers. A funny part of the book is when is goes to apply for the paper route. On the way, he stops at a rummage sale where there is a box with four kittens for sale for 5 cents each. He buys them all and tries to hide them in his shirt when he applies for the paper route. When he knocks on the door of the man who hires people for the job, a dog is at the door. The dog growls at Henry and one of the kittens pops out of his shirt. He pushes the kitten down, and it scratches him. The whole thing is a fiasco and he is told to come back in a year or two when he is older. It you want to know more about other funny things that happen to Henry or if he gets the paper route, I recommend you read this book.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matt Hetling on February 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
Henry Huggins is part of the world of Ramona and Beezus Quimby, a pair of sisters who have launched a dozen or so books by Beverly Cleary.

In this outing, Henry is fixated on becoming a paperboy, but Mr. Capper won't hire him because he's only ten, and you need to be eleven to deliver papers. Henry tries scheme after scheme, but nothing works, and then matters go from bad to worse when a boy genius moves into the neighborhood and picks up the route that Henry wanted. Henry is confounded by this development, but finds that he is better than the genius at one thing: dealing with Ramona, who is determined to sabotage the route at any cost.

Since Henry Huggins first rode his bicycle onto the scene fifty years ago, the world has moved on, making his aw-shucks manner and quaint problems seem antiquated and distant from your savvy modern pre-teen.

That being said, the stories are still amusing for young readers, and some of the elements, such as dealing with young pests, are universal. If you like other books by Beverly Cleary, this one will go down nicely, and if you're a boy thinking of giving Cleary a try, you might feel more comfortable starting with this one, which features a boy protagonist (although I think all of the books appeal to both genders).
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Ditto other reviews of Henry Huggins from Grandson's point of view.
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We bought my six year old a boxed set of Beverly Cleary book at a warehouse store, and there were some that were not included. This was one of them. These books are pretty timeless, and are just as good as I remember them being when I was in elementary school. These make GREAT bedtime reading for our voracious young reader, and I look forward to reading them again with my daughter when she's older.
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The audiobook contains about a 10 minute interview with the author which is very inspiring, revealing that Ramona was created rather accidentally. Neil Patrick Harris does a great job as narrator, really gets into all the characters and he does a stellar job as the teacher (can't remember her name). I was a little annoyed with all the kitten scenes in the beginning, but I got over it eventually. The whole story kept bringing a Disney movie to mind, The Paper Brigade.
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