Born in 1916, Beverly Clearly spent her early years on a small farm in Yamhill, Oregon. She struggled to learn to read and didn't become a confident reader until third grade. After college and library school, Beverly became a children's librarian in Yakima, Washington. She then married Clarence Cleary and had twins. An astute observer of human nature, Beverly [wrote because she] longed for more honest depictions of characters in children's fiction. Beverly Cleary's first book, Henry Huggins, was published in 1950. Since then, children worldwide have read her stories, including Newbery Award winner Dear Mr. Henshaw and the Ramona series.
Parents Talk Back
Which of the following phrases best describes your elementary-school student?
My kid is an introvert.
9% (5 votes)
My kid is an extrovert.
38% (20 votes)
My kid is mostly an introvert but sometimes behaves like an extrovert.
25% (13 votes)
My kid is an extrovert but acts like an introvert from time to time.
28% (15 votes)
Total votes: 53