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Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary

posted by Nell Minow

I loved Beverly Cleary’s books even more when we read them to our children than I did when I read them as a child. It’s because she has a unique ability to capture the way a child sees the world, filtered through the sympathetic understanding of an insightful adult who also happens to be an exceptional writer. I am especially fond of The Ramona Collection but love all of her books, even her autobiography, A Girl from Yamhill. The television series with Sarah Polley was quite good and I am hoping the upcoming movie will be, too.

Happy 94th birthday, Ms. Cleary!



  • http://pamsknitting.blogspot.com/ Pam

    I can never use the phrase “for the present” without thinking of Ramona. I hope this new movie introduces a new generation of families to Beverly Cleary’s fine work.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    “Sit here for the present!” One of my favorites! Thanks so much, Pam.

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