10 Facts about Beverly Cleary

Wednesday, June 24th 2015. | Authors

One of the most successful American writers for children’s book is explained in Facts about Beverly Cleary. She was born on 12 April 1916.  Even though she writes most of her books of children, she also published 30 books for young adults.  It is estimated that Beverly Cleary has sold 91 million copies of her books. Let’s find out more about her early life, books and awards in the following post below:

Facts about Beverly Cleary 1: the place of birth

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon. Her name is Beverly Atlee Bunn. She was the only child in the family. She was raised in a family who lived in a small town of Yamhill. There was no library here.

Facts about Beverly Cleary 2: the personal interest

Beverly Cleary was very interested with books. She loved to read and write books. Therefore, his mother created an arrangement so that the books could be sent to Yamhill from the Oregon State Library.

Beverly Cleary Facts

Beverly Cleary Facts

Facts about Beverly Cleary 3: education

To get good education, Beverly Cleary and her family relocated to Portland, Oregon and left the small town. She attended the elementary and high school here.

Facts about Beverly Cleary 4: the best known characters in her books

There are several notable characters that people always remember in her book such as Beatrice (“Beezus”) Quimby, Ribsy and Henry Huggins.

 Facts about Beverly Cleary

Facts about Beverly Cleary

Facts about Beverly Cleary 5: the awards

Some of the notable awards that she gets are from Newbery Medal in 1984 for Dear Mr. Henshaw and National Book Award in 1981 for Ramona and Her Mother.

Facts about Beverly Cleary 6: the Living Legend

Library Congress calls Beverly clearly as a Living Legend and awarded her with National Medal of Art. The children’s librarians gave her Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

Facts about Beverly Cleary 7: higher education

Beverly was enrolled to Chaffey College in Ontario, California at the age of 18 in 1934. She graduated with an associate of Art degree. Then she continued her study at University of California at Berkeley after she worked at the Ontario City Library as a substitute librarian. In 1938, she earned a BA in English. Find out August Wilson facts here.

Facts about Beverly Cleary 8: personal life

In 1940, Beverly married Clarence Cleary. Both were blessed with twins named Marianne Elizabeth and Malcolm James. In 2004, her husband died.

Beverly Cleary Pic

Beverly Cleary Pic

Facts about Beverly Cleary 9: the popularity of her books

Due to the popularity of her books, they are published and translated in more than 20 different languages. Get facts about Barbara Robinson here.

Facts about Beverly Cleary 10: the famous books

Some of her famous books include Henry Huggins, Jean and Johnny, Beezus and Ramona, The Luckiest Girl and Otis Spofford Morrow.

Beverly Cleary Young

Beverly Cleary Young

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