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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.
Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.
I bought this for my sixteen-year-old goddaughter at her request. She devoured the story immediately and enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished 4 months ago by FranGran
When I was little I really related to these Beverly Cleary books and enjoyed how the author portrayed little girls. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Swankivy
so far i read 61 pages and going on to page 62. i really love how long the book is.Published 11 months ago by jimmyle
This was one of my favorite books in jr. high school. I thought about it recently and decided to see if it was still in print...lo and behold... it is!!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eve
This is STUPID!! Oh my gosh, after so many years of reading Beverly Cleary, I finally reached the age level to read this book. I waited weeks for it to be delivered to my library. Read morePublished on December 21, 2010
Pleasant story of a late fifties-early sixties family preparing for daughter's wedding. Appealing especially in a time when weddings have become a bloated industry.Published on February 6, 2010 by Virginia Wilhelm
Such a nice innocent book. It takes the reader back to a simpler life, where youths weren't pressured like they are now. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by S. Pineda
Sixteen-year-old Barbara MacLane is a junior in high school, and believes that it is time for her to have a boyfriend. Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by Erika Sorocco