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"Another delightful girls' story. Jean fifteen and petite, has a crush on Johnny, seventeen and tall." -- -- School Library Journal

About the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 900L (What's this?)
  • Series: Avon Camelot Books
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380728052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380728053
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
The publishers did this book a great disservice by not including the charming illustrations that were in the original 1959 edition (and most of its subsequent editions). Though these drawings were a bit dated - Jean's dad wears horn rimmed glasses, Jean and the other girls wear long skirts and saddle oxfords to school - so is the book! Keeping these 1950s-esque illustrations would just seem appropriate for a book that is so quintessentially 1950s. Without these illustrations, a first-time reader would think that this book was about Jehovah's witnesses, what with Jean and her sister making their own clothes, the high school sewing class for girls and the lavishness of going out for Cokes. With the recent return of retro, it's amazing that the publishers didn't opt with including the old illustrations. The same goes for the new editions of "Fifteen" and "Sister of the Bride" - both Beverly Cleary books that were given the same treatment. For the full effect of these charming books, better find an older edition.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Katalina Villalba on March 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
Jean and Johnny was about a girl that was fifteen years old and falls in love with a popular boy. It all started when Johnny asked her to dance at a local school party. Jean was amazed that he had actually asked her. Jean found out that Johnny went to the same school as her and they started hanging out together. Johnny would wait for Jean after classes and go out to lunch with her. Jean started liking him and asked him to the dance. He canceled because, supposedly, his grandmother was very sick. Jean knew that he didn't want to go with her, so she asked his best friend. Johnny ended up going to the dance with another girl and Jean felt that his friend was much better than he was.
I liked this book because it shows what a real teenager goes through when they like a boy. It shows how they get nervous whenever a phone rings. It shows that they cringe when their father talks about a specific boy. I like the way it shows her perspective of how life works and goes into detail about what she's thinkning.This book is a great way to learn how other people think and feel.
My favorite part of the book is when Jean dumps Johnny for Homer. Even though Homer is the best looking and is really shy, Jean looks past that. She doesn't go only looks and she likes his personality. Also, when they are at the dance and she tells Johnny, "Wonder drugs? Im so glad your grandmother is feeling better." I think it takes a lot of pride to say that and that's why I admire Jean.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. Fagan on April 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
I'm 35, & have read this book many times since childhood. I loved Jean's likable awkwardness, her loving and supportive family, her tight relationship with an even more awkward best friend. The charm of this story was in the painfully familiar adolescent details: mortification on being dressed completely wrong; tailing a crush all over and calling on weak pretexts; slighting a "dorky" best friend to earn a place with the popular crowd, etc. All the characters just jumped out at me. There's a definite edginess to the writing that I haven't seen elsewhere: Johnny is portrayed as a vain, shallow jerk...but in the end not only does he go unpunished & unguilty for his selfishness, but Jean still carries a torch! An absolutely delightful, memorable tale of unrequited love and all its humiliations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Rucker on December 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
The characters in this young adult novel are so wonderfully alive! Shy but determined Jean, Johnny the adorable snake-in-the-grass, and Homer the science nerd (but not so nerdy that he doesn't ask Jean for a good-night kiss!), and Jean's sensible sister Sue and straight-arrow parents make this an interesting read. Yeah, yeah, it's set in the 50's! So what?--kids today will be both intrigued and amused by the retro references. And, it would make a great grandparent/teen together read: The grandparent could explain all the freaky references, like girls-only sewing classes in high school, and how car ownership for a teenager back then was even more of a status symbol than it is today.

This is tame enough for 5th and 6th graders to read; at that age, they are definitely interested in what adults (read "teens") do, even if they don't quite want to enter the adult world just yet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joanna M VINE VOICE on December 1, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The closest that 15-year-old Jean and her best friend Elaine have gotten to boys is dreaming about Kip Laddish, a handsome singer with a weekly TV program. Then, one day when she least expects it, Jean meets Johnny, a handsome popular 17-year-old, and her world is turned upside down.

No longer content with imagining "what if," Jean begins to live her whole life for Johnny. Making sure she looks pretty in case she meets Johnny, replaying every conversation in her mind and walking past his house in the hopes of meeting him "accidentally on purpose" consume all of Jean's time...so much so, that she barely notices when she begins ostacizing her family and Elaine. And it takes "the hard way" for Jean to realize that just because a boy is handsome and popular doesn't mean he is kind...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 1998
Format: Paperback
Both when I read it as a youngster and, years later, with my own fifth grade class, I found Jean and Johnny to be a highly accurate picture of a first love. Even an adult is kept guessing, at first, whether Johnny is "interested but shy" or merely totally conceited (though the latter is the case). Every woman either has been in Jean's place or knew someone who was - and, if the young can read this delightful novel without looking for 90s self-help interpretations that do not apply, I don't doubt they'll see how very familiar the characters are!
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