Tag: Beverly Cleary

October 20, 2011  |  No Comments

No one but Jack London, perhaps, has ever written so convincingly from a dog’s point of view as has Beverly Cleary in Ribsy. Like most dogs, Ribsy seems charmingly brain damaged. His loyalties are permanent but also have a happy-go-lucky fluidity that embraces many; he forgets to be ashamed for very long; and forgets discouragement. … Read More

July 20, 2011  |  No Comments

“Henry Huggins” is a name irreversibly associated with my own childhood, like that of an old elementary school friend (or enemy) one thinks about now and then.  I read all Beverly Cleary’s books and received about 30 years ago a signed copy of Henry Huggins at the Ohio Young Authors’ Conference.  I held on to … Read More