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Review of The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty-Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary's Beloved Books

The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary's Beloved Books by Anna Katz Chronicle    256 pp.    g 9/20    978-1-4521-7695-6    $40.00 This homage explores Cleary's beloved character through artwork by her five primary illustrators: Louis Darling, Alan Tiegreen, Joanne Scribner, Tracy Dockray, and Jacqueline Rogers. After...
      

A Note from Me (Apr 2, 2021)

Dear friends: Awww, Beverly Cleary. Tributes are everywhere (including the front page of the Times, featuring yours truly) and we’ve rounded up several from among the many that have appeared in the Horn Book over the years. And I have a new “I’m so old…”: “I’m so old I remember...
      

Front page news

Look who made the front page of the New York Times! It's Editor in Chief Roger Sutton discussing the late Beverly Cleary.  Read much more from The Horn Book about the beloved author, including our "Beverly Cleary at 100" article series (from 2016), here. ...
      

Beverly Cleary 1916-2021

Beloved children's author Beverly Cleary has passed away, at the age of 104. To celebrate the occasion of her centennial, on April 12, 2016, The Horn Book Magazine's March/April issue devoted a series of articles to "Beverly Cleary at 100." "The Real Ramona" by David Reuther, longtime Cleary editor and publisher Nonfiction author...
      

Letter to the Editor from Ginny Moore Kruse, March/April 2016

March/April 2016 Horn BookEver since I read the recent Horn Book tribute to Beverly Cleary, my friend and colleague Eliza T. Dresang has been in my mind. Now that the 100th anniversary of Beverly Cleary's birth is being celebrated, I'm thinking of both of these amazing women. Perhaps Eliza is...
      

Today's the day! Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary

One hundred years ago today — April 12, 1916 — children's literature icon Beverly Cleary was born. Today we hope she's enjoying a gigantic slice of carrot cake!We've been celebrating her life and legacy in the pages of The Horn Book and at hbook.com. Here are some of children's literature's...
      

Beverly Cleary letter to Lois Darling

This spring the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art launches an exhibit of the work of illustrator Louis Darling, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. While preparing the exhibit, curator (and Caldecott Honoree, thank you very much!) Tony DiTerlizzi found the following letter from Beverly Cleary to...
      

Once Upon a Time It Was 1950

Ask any reader, teacher, librarian, author, or illustrator to rattle off their favorite Beverly Cleary books, and chances are the list will contain names of literary personalities we all know and love: Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, Ellen Tebbits, Ribsy, and (my favorite) the motorcycle-riding Ralph S. Mouse.Ask that same group...
      

You Don’t DO That to Beverly Cleary!

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Husband Guy came home to find me digging a pit in our front yard. He recognized the little storm cloud over my head, so he knew what to ask:“Who irked you now?”“The mailman!” I said, tossing another shovelful of Jersey dirt. “He bent Beverly Cleary!”Husband Guy arched one eyebrow like...
      

Beverly Cleary and the Art of Growing Up

Like my own home street, I took Klickitat Street for granted until I had been gone for a long time and returned. I recently re-read the Ramona series and realized how many scenes had wormed their way into my memory and become indistinguishable from my own experiences. The paper-bag owl,...

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