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Varian Johnson

About Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of middle-school capers The Great Greene Heist and To Catch a Cheat (both Levine/Scholastic), among other novels. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Varian lives outside of Austin, Texas, with his family.

Dear Mrs. Cleary

Looking back, I’m amazed at the impact Beverly Cleary’s books had on my life, as both a reader and a writer. The first Cleary book I remember reading was The Mouse and the Motorcycle, which featured a talking rodent named Ralph who could ride a toy motorcycle just by saying “pb-pb-b-b-b.” I had just seen […]