RIP Beverly Cleary

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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RIP Beverly Cleary

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Mar 2021, 03:57

I don't know if she was known elsewhere, but in the US during my childhood, she was immensely popular. Henry and Ribsy is the first book I remember reading from cover to cover. ... 5c7d1300a9

104! And active till pretty late in life. She did good in the world.
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Re: RIP Beverly Cleary

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Mar 2021, 04:33

I could swear I read a ton of her books in elementary school, but I just had a look at the list of books on her Wiki page and I'm actually not sure I read any of them! (Although The Mouse And The Motorcycle rings a bell.) But I was certainly generally aware of her. I killed a lot of time in the library in elementary school.


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Re: RIP Beverly Cleary

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Mar 2021, 07:54

Never heard of her to be honest.

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Re: RIP Beverly Cleary

Postby Belle Lettre » 27 Mar 2021, 08:18

"Fifteen " was passed around us all at school. I can still remember the protagonist not knowing how to use chopsticks at a Chinese restaurant with the boy she liked and the mean girl. RIP
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Re: RIP Beverly Cleary

Postby Dr. Baron » 27 Mar 2021, 13:36

They were some of the first longer books I remember reading and I loved them. I’m sure I re-read them many times ... I didn’t read them all, but a handful of Ramona and Beezus books and the first Ralph S Mouse book, at least.
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