Beverly Cleary

Cleary {{circa}} 1955 and her cat, "Kitty"<ref>{{cite web |title=100 things you might not know about Beverly Cleary to celebrate her 103rd birthday |url=https://www.cbc.ca/books/100-things-you-might-not-know-about-beverly-cleary-to-celebrate-her-103rd-birthday-1.4095050 |website=cbc.ca |publisher=CBC/Radio-Canada |accessdate=14 July 2019 |location=Books |date=April 12, 2017}}</ref> Beverly Atlee Cleary (née Bunn; born April 12, 1916) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful living authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of Cleary's best known characters are Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse.

The majority of Cleary's books are set in the Grant Park neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, where she was raised, and she has been credited as one of the first authors of children's literature to figure emotional realism in the narratives of her characters, often children in middle-class families.

She won the 1981 National Book Award for ''Ramona and Her Mother'' and the 1984 Newbery Medal for ''Dear Mr. Henshaw''. For her lifetime contributions to American literature, Cleary received the National Medal of Arts, recognition as a Library of Congress Living Legend, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children. The Beverly Cleary School, a public school in Portland, was named after her, and several statues of her most famous characters were erected in Grant Park, Portland, in 1995. She turned 100 in 2016. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1951
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Published 1967
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Published 1956
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Published 1961
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Published 1982
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Published 1957
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Published 1973
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Published 1983
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Published 1990
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