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Beverly Cleary, prolific author of children’s novels

Beverly Cleary (April 12, 1916–March 25, 2021) was an American author of children’s and middle-grade fiction. Extraordinarily prolific and beloved by young readers worldwide, sales of her books have exceeded 91 million copies, and many are still in print.

Starting with the series featuring Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy in 1950, she created many unforgettable characters, including Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse.

So, how does a person go from living on a humble little farm in an obscure town in the Pacific Northwest to someone who had an undeniable flair for creating books that generations of children have loved to read? Let’s start finding out. Read More→

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