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.
Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.
My granddaughter is Ramona - she reads like reading about herself!Published 1 month ago by Ja Presler
Ramona will always deserve five stars. She is timeless. My children were reading her thirty years ago and now my grandchildren enjoy her. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Jo Nutt
My granddaughter lived this. After checking prices elsewhere, this was the best price and presentation. Something to save and hand down in later yearsPublished 9 months ago by Big Red
Loved getti g all the books for a great deal. My kids read so fast and getting to our library hasn't been convenient because we've been traveling a lot. Read morePublished 11 months ago by angie
gdaughter loves them still alittle advance for a 6yr old to read but sits quietly for gma to read to her keeps her attention completelyPublished 14 months ago by Tina Maeder
These books are just as wonderful 20 years later as they were when I first read them. I love how Ms. Cleary captures the complex emotions of an elementary-aged girl. Read morePublished 14 months ago by paigeypoo
My daughter really enjoyed these books! I remember reading them when I was her age. The classics are always good!Published 15 months ago by justagirl