Beverly Cleary


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in McMinnville, Oregon, The United States
April 12, 1916

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Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour. Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice ("Beezus"), Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse.

Beverly Cleary was born Beverly Atlee Bunn in McMinnville, Oregon. When she was 6, her family moved to Portland, Oregon, where she went to grammar and high school. She was slow in learning to read, due partly to her dissatisfaction with the books she was required to read and partly to an unpleasant first grade teacher. It wasn't until she was in third grade that she found enjoyment
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Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)

3.99 avg rating — 86,275 ratings — published 1955 — 52 editions
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The Mouse and the Motorcycl...

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramon...

4.08 avg rating — 64,281 ratings — published 1981 — 77 editions
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Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2)

4.05 avg rating — 56,846 ratings — published 1968 — 67 editions
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Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3)

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Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Bot...

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Ramona Forever (Ramona, #7)

4.06 avg rating — 29,314 ratings — published 1984 — 52 editions
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Ramona and Her Father (Ramo...

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Ramona and Her Mother (Ramo...

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“She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.”
Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

“If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
Ramona Quimby as written by Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

“Quite often somebody will say, 'What year do your books take place?' and the only answer I can give is, in childhood.”
Beverly Cleary

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