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Beverly Cleary
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,... show more



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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Birth date: April 12, 1916
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 10 months ago
Ramona, now 7 1/2, worries that her mother doesn’t much love her. It seems that her older sister, Beezus, is “her mother’s daughter”, or at least so Ramona hears some folks tell her mother. Her parents have secretive discussions at night, and so forth, and Ramona figures it revolves around what to d...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 11 months ago
Well, we're now at the fourth Ramona book. Ramona is in second grade. Her father loses his job, so her mother upgrades her part-time job into a full-time one. Thus, the person who is home to receive Ramona after school is her father. That could be nice, getting more "pop" time. But her father is cra...
Jodi's Classroom Favorites
Jodi's Classroom Favorites rated it 2 years ago
Dear Mr. Henshaw was one of the first chapter books that I remember reading. I was captivated by the story and re-read the book numerous times. The story dives into heavy situations, such as divorce, bullying, and moving to a new school. I loved that the main character would write to his favorite au...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 3 years ago
I decided to give this book a reread. I loved it growing up and found that even reading it as an adult, I loved it just as much. Before this, I read Ramona the Pest, in which Ramona is in kindergarten, so it was interesting to see how much Ramona has grown up between book 2 and book 8. This one focu...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 3 years ago
I loved Beverly Cleary's books growing up, especially the ones about Ramona. I recently found a few copies of my old books and thought I'd read them now that I'm an adult. I love this one just as much as I did when I was a kid. It is easy to relate to Ramona, even as an adult. She doesn't want to be...
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