Facts about Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is 104 years old
Born: April 12, 1916
Best known as: The author of the Ramona books for children

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Beverly Cleary Biography

Name at birth: Beverly Atlee Bunn

Beverly Cleary published Henry Huggins, her first book, in 1950.

The adventures of Henry and his neighborhood pals continued in a series of books featuring a spunky little girl named Ramona Quimby.

Cleary has written over 30 books for children, including The Mouse and The Motorcycle and the Newbery-winning Dear Mr. Henshaw. Cleary has also published two memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.


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