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"Ought to be required reading for teenage daughters and their mothers." -- -- The New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.
As a kid, these books were the only romance novels I could stomach - and due to the lightness of the content, this could easily be children's as well as YA. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ace1339
Fine reading! Especially for young teenage girls who are trying to find ways of fitting in with the crowd and how to react with boys their own age, and with the wishes of their... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sherrell C. Jorgenson
This was one of my favorite books as a teen and I still have the paperback. It was so nice to get the kindle version!Published 6 months ago by Blue-Eyed Girl
I'm 42. My daughter is 12. I read Beverly's books as a child,and so does my daughter.timeless..Published 8 months ago by Reviewer
Read this book growing up. My daughters read it too. Made me smile! Like all of Beverly Clearys books do.Published 17 months ago by Jan E. Knapp
I gave this rating because I believe the book is dated it is more towards teenagers was suggest for younger readers then adultsPublished 17 months ago by jim
It was truly a book written from a teenagers point of view about love, saying goodbye and a new school i truly recommend itPublished 20 months ago by Maria de Mosquera
I loved this book as a teen. Now twenty years later it is still a wonderful walk down memory lane.Published 20 months ago by Erica L Murphy
The book I ordered indicated it was new; book looks to be used but it may be because it is a very old book.Published 22 months ago by Alice Y. Estes