Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

“I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.”

“One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.”

“Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there.”

“I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.”

Beverly Cleary

  • Born: 12 April 1916
  • Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon
  • Best Known As: The author of the Ramona books for children

Name at birth: Beverly Atlee Bunn

Beverly Cleary published Henry Huggins, her first book, in 1950. The adventures of Henry and his neighborhood pals continued in a series of books featuring a spunky little girl named Ramona Quimby. Cleary has written over 30 books for children, including The Mouse and The Motorcycle and the Newbery-winning Dear Mr. Henshaw. Cleary has also published two memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.

Biography from Answers.com

Quotes from BrainyQuote.com

 

I dedicate this post to my special little girl who celebrates her birthday today.  Happy Birthday KK!

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About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, will be published November 2018 by Immortal Works Press. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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2 Responses to Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

  1. Heather says:

    Especially love the last one.

  2. tsuchigari says:

    I agree, a child’s needs have not changed – it is the changing needs of the parents that has made it difficult for children to feel fulfilled.

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