Thursday, 27 June 2013


Henry and ribsy
By Beverly Cleary
Henry is the best  character of the Beverly Cleary books in my opinion.In this book henrys dad said he could go salmon fishing but he has to keep ribsy out of trouble.This is not easy all though ribsy is a good dog,but its super hard if ramona the street pest is around.She is bezus's little sister who is henrys friend.Can henry figure a way to keep ribsy out of trouble?

Author bio
 Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged with the State Library to have books sent to Yamhill and acted as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. There, Beverly learned to love books.
A Struggling Reader
When the family moved to Portland, where Beverly attended grammar school and high school, she soon found herself in the low reading circle, an experience that has given her sympathy for the problems of struggling readers. By the third grade she had conquered reading and spent much of her childhood either with books or on her way to and from the public library. Before long her school librarian suggested that she write books for children when she grew up. The idea appealed to her, and she decided that someday she would write the books she longed to read, but was unable to find on the library shelves — funny stories about her neighborhood and the sort of children she knew.
Career Path
After graduation from junior college in OntarioCalifornia, and the University of California at BerkeleyBeverlyentered the School of Librarianship at the University of WashingtonSeattle. There she specialized in library work with children. She was the children's librarian in YakimaWashington, until she married Clarence Cleary and moved to California. The Clearys are the parents of twins, now grown.
Advice to Children
Beverly's hobbies are travel and needlework. When children ask Beverly where she finds her ideas, she replies, “From my own experience and from the world around me.” Henry Huggins, written when she was in her early thirties, was her first attempt at writing. Her advice to the many children who write asking for “tips” on writing is for them to read widely while growing up, and when the time comes for them to write, they will find their own way of writing and will not need tips to guide them.

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