Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beverly Cleary at 100

You probably already know that Beverly Cleary is the author of kids' books such as Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins and the creator of characters beloved by generations. She authored more than 40 books that have had lasting popularity with new readers and won multiple awards for many of them. In spite of having been written as many as 65 years ago, they are still popular today.

Beverly Cleary 1971.jpg

Now you probably think that someone who had books published that long ago, well, that we would be talking about her in the past tense. But not so!

Like Herman Wouk, Beverly Cleary is about to celebrate her 100th birthday (on April 12). Of becoming a centenarian, she says, "I didn't do it on purpose!"


Here's a recent interview with Beverly Cleary. Pretty sharp for almost 100!



Update: 

On April 9 the Toronto Star reprinted an article from the Washington Post with a lovely photo.
Cleary is looking forward to some carrot cake on her birthday. May it be the best ever!