Search Results: "Beverly Cleary"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LUCKIEST GIRL by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1958

"That same balance of humor and understanding, and the calmly affirmative outlook which have distinguished Beverly Cleary's many successful books for younger readers, makes this a teen-age story, a cut above the average."
A sixteen-year-old girl gains perspective into herself and her family when she leaves her comfortable Oregon home and spends a year visiting with friends in California. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN by Beverly Cleary
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 12, 1956

"It is very amusing, perceptive writing that tells much about being fifteen and should make marvellous reading for any girl who finds herself left out of things and normally irritated by the rest of the world."
From Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits and the third and fourth grade circuit, Beverly Cleary has moved into the teens to write a book about a girl and her first boy friend that is funny and grand because it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is. Read full book review >

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JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >

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A GIRL FROM YAMHILL by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: April 22, 1988

"Beautifully written; memorable."
The beloved author of dozens of funny, wise books about escapades and troubles taking place on a finn ground of family affection has written an account of her own early years—very different from the happy childhoods she usually depicts, but told with the same immediacy and clarity. Read full book review >

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RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 1981

"Once more, Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone."
Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND THE PAPER ROUTE by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1957

"Easy reading and a chuckle a page."
Irrepressible Henry Huggins is carried away with his own ambitions in another situation comedy. Read full book review >

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BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Louis Darling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 7, 1955

"A few of the things that happen to her and desperately sensible Beezus include a marked up library book, a tussle with Ribsy- Henry's famous dog- a session in art class where Ramona comes off with literally flying colors, etc. Miss Cleary's wit is accurate and irresistible."
Still another set of adventures about the members of the Henry Huggins' contingent turns the spotlight on "Beezus", (Beatrice Quimby) and her younger sister Ramona. Read full book review >

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OTIS SPOFFORD by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1953

"He throws wonderful spitballs in the classroom, gets chummy with a rat in the science lab, has the honor of collecting bugs for a local high school football hero-before he and Ellen- whom he bullies continually- finally have it out on the ice pond."
Perhaps not as spontaneous as her Henry Huggins and Ellen Tebbits stories, this still has some mighty funny moments and follows the infectious misdemeanours of Ellen's contemporary, Otis. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE by Beverly Cleary
Released: Sept. 22, 1965

"The whimsy is slight— the story is not— and both its interest and its vocabulary are for the youngest members of this age group."
Beverly Cleary has written all kinds of books (the most successful ones about the irrepressible Henry Huggins) but this is her first fantasy. Read full book review >

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HENRY HUGGINS by Louis Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1950

"A collection of light, gay episodes, sure to please."
Enchanting small-boy adventures — a grammar school Odyssey. Read full book review >

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MUGGIE MAGGIE by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: May 23, 1990

"Still, with its' sharp observations and crisp dialogue, even second-best Cleary can hold its own with most books on this level."
The best-selling author's first novel since 1984 takes up a third-grade rite of passage: learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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RAMONA AND HER FATHER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 1977

"Cleary knows, for sure."
Ramona wished she had a million dollars so her father would be fun again." Read full book review >