Beverly Cleary - Author Study

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Beverly Cleary - Author Study

Beverly Cleary

Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school. -Beverly Cleary

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Book List(Click underlined book titles for videos, images, and fun activites relating to the books!)Henry HugginsEllen TebbitsHenry and BeezusOtis Spofford Henry and RibsyBeezus and Ramona(Click here for Ramona and Beezus Movie Trailer)FifteenHenry and the Paper RouteThe Luckiest GirlJean and JohnnyThe Hullabaloo ABCThe Real HoleBeaver and WallyHere's Beaver!Two Dog BiscuitsEmily's Runaway ImaginationHenry and the ClubhouseSister of the BrideRibsyThe Mouse and the MotorcycleThe Growing-Up FeetMitch and AmyRamona the PestRunaway RalphSocksRamona the BraveRamona and Her FatherRamona and Her MotherRamona Quimby, Age 8Ralph S. MouseDear Mr. Henshaw (part 2)Ramona ForeverThe Ramona Quimby DiaryLucky ChuckJanet's ThingamajigsA Girl from YamhillMuggie MaggieStriderPetey's Bedtime StoryMy Own Two FeetRamona's WorldTwo Times the Fun (omnibus containing The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet, and Janet's Thingamajigs)

About Beverly ClearyBorn: April 12, 1916 in McMinnville, OregonLived on a farm until she was old enough to attend schoolHer mother arranged for books from the State Library to be sent to themWhen she was young, she struggled as a reader, partly because she did not enjoy the books she was required to read. The librarian at her school encouraged her to write books when she was olderCleary wanted to write books that she wanted to read but could not find in the libraryShe attended college in California and WashingtonShe now lives in California

Write to Beverly Cleary!Beverly Clearyc/o Author Mail, 7th FloorHarperCollins Publishers10 East 53rd StreetNew York, NY 10022

Interview with Beverly Cleary

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Fun FactsBeverly Cleary has won several awards including a Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.She grew up in a town so small that it did not have a library.She likes to travel and do needlework.As of 2014, she is 98 years old!She has two children who are twins.She met her husband while eating ice cream.Her books have been published in 20 different languages.

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