Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon. Cleary lived on a farm
in Yamhill, OR until she was 6 when she moved to Portland. After college,
she became the children's librarian in Yakima, WA. In 1940 she married.
and later became a mother of twins. Some of her famous books include: "Dear
Mr. Henshaw," the "Ramona" books, "Ribsy" books, and the books starring
Ralph S. Mouse, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbit, and Otis Spofford. She is
one of todays great children's writers.
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