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children's  author  Beverly  Cleary
[b. 1916]

children's author Beverly Cleary [b. 1916] from publisher interview              short profile

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works about Beverly Cleary

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"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."

"I hope that children will be happy with the books [that] I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives."

— Beverly Cleary


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          won the 1981 National Book Award for "Ramona and Her Mother" and won the 1984 Newbery Medal for "Dear Mr. Henshaw"
          named a 'Living Legend' by Library of Congress in 2000

official Beverly Cleary website
Beverly Cleary entry at Wikipedia
browse books at Beverly Cleary Store at Amazon
Beverly Cleary credits [1988-2016] at Internet Movie Database


Primary Works
browse books at Beverly Cleary Store at Amazon

The World of Beverly Cleary Collection 15-book box set  "The World of Beverly Cleary Collection" Box Set [2010]
HarperCollins Publrs 7¾x5¼x7½-inch wide pb box set [2010] 15 books - out of print/many used
includes Ellen Tebbits [1951]; four (of 6) 'Henry Huggins' books: Henry Huggins; Henry and Beezus; Henry and Ribsy; Ribsy; all three 'Ralph the Mouse' books: The Mouse and The Motorcycle; Runaway Ralph; Ralph S. Mouse; and seven (of 8) 'Ramona' books: Beezus and Ramona; Ramona Quimby, Age 8; Ramona The Pest; Ramona The Brave; Ramona and Her Mother; Ramona and Her Father; and Ramona’s World
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"Henry Huggins" series, 1950–1964
"Henry Huggins" [#1 = 1950]
"Henry and Beezus" [#2 = 1952]
"Henry and Ribsy" [#3 = 1954]
"Henry and the Paper Route" [#4 = 1957]
"Henry and the Clubhouse" [#5 = 1962]
"Ribsy" [#6 = 1964]


"The Mouse and The Motorcycle" [1965]  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014

"Runaway Ralph" [1970]

"Ralph S. Mouse" [1982]

"ABC Weekend Specials" TV series [1977-95]
http://www.amazon.com/Ralph-Mouse-Collection-Motorcycle/dp/B003JYOFBY/ = all 3
"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" live action + stop-motion movie [nov 1986] /tt0196767/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2EFBz6_yzE [41:01]
"Runaway Ralph" live action + stop-motion movie [Oct 1988] /tt0094541/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QTDHKsbOqU [40:19]
"Ralph S. Mouse" live action + stop-motion movie [Feb 1991] /tt0196895/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGFvrQkQ4dM [41:35]

"Mouse and The Motorcycle" live action? movie [1995] /tt0221414/

"The Mouse and The Motorcycle" amateur trailer [3/2016] by Vanesa Medrano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPqXwCf6aZY


"Ramona" book series for ages 8-12, 1955–1999
"Beezus and Ramona" [#1 = 1955]
"Ramona The Pest" [#2 = 1968]
"Ramona The Brave" [#3 = 1975]
"Ramona and Her Father" [#4 = 1977]
"Ramona and Her Mother" [#5 = 1979] won the 1981 National Book Award
"Ramona Quimby, Age 8" [#6 = 1981]
"Ramona Forever" [#7 = 1984]
"The Ramona Quimby Diary" [1984]
"Ramona's World" [#8 = 1999]

Complete Ramona Collection box sets by Beverly Cleary  
"The Complete Ramona Collection" [2009]
by Beverly Cleary, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [4/2016] 8 books for $32.99
HarperCollins 8x5½x4"-wide pb box set [3/2013] 8 books for $25.81
HarperCollins 8x5½x4"-wide pb box set [2009] 8 books - third party/new
"Ramona" 10-part Canadian TV series [1988]
starred Sarah Polley as 8-year-old Ramona Quimby
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona_(1988_TV_series)
several episodes available on VHS

"Ramona and Beezus" [2010] /tt0493949/
starring Joey King as Ramona and Selena Gomez as Beezus
http://www.amazon.com/Ramona-and-Beezus/dp/B002ZG98OQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Ramona-Beezus-Joey-King/dp/B00437IEI6/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona_and_Beezus


"Leave It To Beaver" [1960]

"Beaver and Wally" [Berkley, 1961]

"Here's Beaver!" [Berkley, 1961]


"Ellen Tebbits" [1951]

"Otis Spofford" [1953]

"Fifteen" [1956]

"The Luckiest Girl" [1958]

"Jean and Johnny" [1959]

"The Hullabaloo ABC" [Parnassus, 1960]

"The Real Hole" [1960]

"Two Dog Biscuits" [1961]

"Emily's Runaway Imagination" [1961]

"Sister of The Bride" [1963]

"The Growing-Up Feet" [1967]

"Mitch and Amy" [1967]

"Socks" [1973]

"Dear Mr. Henshaw" [1983] won the 1984 Newbery Medal

"Lucky Chuck" [1984]

"Janet's Thingamajigs" [1987]

"Muggie Maggie" [1990]

"Strider" [1991]

"Petey's Bedtime Story" [1993]

"Two Times The Fun" omnibus [2005]
contains "The Real Hole", "Two Dog Biscuits", "The Growing-Up Feet", and "Janet's Thingamajigs"


Other Works

"A Girl From Yamhill" memoir [1988]

"My Own Two Feet" memoir [1995]


Movies, Plays, Other Media

Interview with author Beverly Cleary [2006]
produced by publisher HarperCollins, questions posed by editor-author Barbara Lalicki of Westchester County, New York
watch interview video [6/2011 upload; 14:38] online at YouTube

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Henry Huggins Audio Collection download read by Neil Patrick Harris & William Roberts  "The Henry Huggins Audio Collection" [2011]
Read by Neil Patrick Harris & William Roberts

15½-hour package of all six 'Henry Huggins' books, unabridged
HarperAudio download from Audible [11/2011] for $28.95
Ramona Quimby Audio Collection download read by Stockard Channing  "The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection" [2011]
Read by Stockard Channing

19-hour package of all eight 'Ramona' books, unabridged
HarperAudio download from Audible [11/2011] for $35.95
Ralph S. Mouse Audio Collection download read by B.D. Wong  "The Ralph S. Mouse Audio Collection" [2011]
Read by B.D. Wong

6-hour & 40-minutes package of all three Ralph S. Mouse books, unabridged
HarperAudio download from Audible [11/2011] for $28.95
Beverly Cleary Audio Collection download  "The Beverly Cleary Audio Collection" [2011]
Read by Andrea Martin, Johnny Heller, Christina Moore, Kathleen McInerny
& Neil Patrick Harris

16-hour package of six children's books by Beverly Cleary, unabridged: Ellen Tebbits; Emily's Runaway Imagination; Mitch and Amy; Muggie Maggie; Otis Spofford; and Socks
HarperAudio download from Audible [11/2011] for $28.95



Kindle  Editions
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Complete Ramona Collection in Kindle format by Beverly Cleary  
"The Complete Ramona Collection" for Kindle [2016]
by Beverly Cleary, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [4/2016] 8 books for $32.99
HarperCollins 8x5½x4"-wide pb box set [3/2013] 8 books for $25.81
HarperCollins 8x5½x4"-wide pb box set [2009] 8 books - third party/new


Works About Beverly Cleary
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Family & Friends
Beverly Atlee Bunn was born on 12 April 1916 in McMinnville, Oregon, and was raised on a farm until moving to Portland in 1922; she graduated at U.C. Berkley in 1938
and at UWash in 1939. She married in 1940 and settled in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California after the war. She published her first book in 1950, and forty more since then.

husband Clarence Cleary [d. 2004] - married 1940, died in 2004
twin son Malcolm [b. 1955]
twin daughter Marianne [b. 1955]


L i n k s
official Beverly Cleary website
Beverly Cleary entry at Wikipedia
browse books at Beverly Cleary Store at Amazon
Beverly Cleary credits [1988-2016] at Internet Movie Database

Beverly Cleary bio page on the The Oregon Encyclopedia website
Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children [est. 1995] at Grant Park in Portland, Oregon



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