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Beverly Cleary - Living Legends

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Awarded: April 2000
(b. April 12, 1916)

Beverly Cleary published her first book, “Henry Huggins,” in 1950. She has since written more than 30 books, selling more than 10 million copies. Her long-term appeal for children lies in her ability to relate a story from the child’s perspective. The antics of Henry Huggins and his friends Beezus and Ramona Quimby have earned her life-long friends of all ages. Cleary has won numerous literary awards, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the prestigious Newbery Medal for “Dear Mr. Henshaw.”

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