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Beverly Atlee Cleary was an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of her best known characters are Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse.The majority of Cleary's books are set in the Grant Park neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, where she was raised, and she has been credited as one of the first authors of children's literature to figure emotional realism in the narratives of her characters, often children in middle-class families. Her first children's book was Henry Huggins after a question from a kid when Cleary was a librarian. Cleary won the 1981 National Book Award for Ramona and Her Mother and the 1984 Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. For her lifetime contributions to American literature, she received the National Medal of Arts, recognition as a Library of Congress Living Legend, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children. The Beverly Cleary School, a public school in Portland, was named after her, and several statues of her most famous characters were erected in Grant Park in 1995. Cleary died on March 25, 2021, at the age of 104.

Beverly Cleary
Cleary c. 1955 and her cat, "Kitty"[1]
BornBeverly Atlee Bunn
(1916-04-12)April 12, 1916
McMinnville, Oregon, U.S.
DiedMarch 25, 2021(2021-03-25) (aged 104)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.
OccupationWriter and librarian
LanguageEnglish
Education
Notable works
Notable awards
Years active1950–1999
Spouse
Clarence Cleary
(m. 1940; died 2004)
Children2
Website
beverlycleary.com
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Beverly Cleary's About

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Beverly Clearly is an American author. She is one of the most famous writers of children's books. Her characters such as ˜Henry Huggins,' ˜Ribsy,' ˜Ramona,' and ˜Beezus,' were synonymous with the growing ages of children of the United States. Cleary started as a librarian in a children's library, where she helped the young ones to select books suited to them. This interaction with children helped Cleary to realize that children longed to read about characters that had lives similar to theirs. The concept of literary realism was new in the days when she started writing. Cleary found a way into the minds of children through the realistic and humorous portrayal of the life of children from middle class families. All books written by her were set in the neighborhoods of Grant Park in Oregon, where she spent her childhood. Her first characters were a boy named ˜Henry,' and his dog, ˜Ribsy.' Later, she included other characters, and diversified her books, always focusing on the day-to-day lives of ordinary children. Her books are loved by the young and old alike. Beverly Cleary won several awards and accolades for her books. She is currently leading a peaceful life in a retirement home, in Carmel Valley, California.

Beverly Cleary Family life

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She was born Beverly Atlee Bunn in Oregon, and she grew up as an only child. She married Clarence Cleary in 1940, and the couple settled in Oakland, California with their two children. 

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Beverly Cleary Before Fame

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The town where she grew up was too small for a library, so her mother arranged to have books shipped in from a nearby library. A lifelong lover of books, Cleary graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English and later received her library science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Beverly Cleary Trivia

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In 2000, she was named a living legend by the Library of Congress.

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Beverly Cleary Height Weight

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At the age of 105, Beverly Cleary height is 1.57 m.

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A 2010 film adaptation of Cleary's popular book, Ramona and Beezus, starred Selena Gomez in the role of Beezus.

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Facts About Beverly Cleary

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● Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916 (age 105) in McMinnville, Oregon, United States
● She is a celebrity children's author
● Her popular books are Beezus and Ramona (1955), The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965), Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981), Ramona the Pest (1968) and Ribsy (1964)
● In Her career, Beverly Cleary has achieved a John Newbery Medal ,
● She attended Chaffey College , University of Washington , Grant High School , University of California, Berkeley
● She had 2 children Malcolm James Cleary , Marianne Elizabeth Cleary



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