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Beverly Cleary


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Beverly Cleary published Henry Huggins, her first book, in 1950. The adventures of Henry and his neighborhood pals continued in a series of books featuring a spunky little girl named Ramona Quimby. Cleary has written over 30 books for children, including The Mouse and The Motorcycle and the Newbery-winning Dear Mr. Henshaw. Cleary has also published two memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.
 
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1978) : Ramona and Her Father
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1982) : Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (1984) : Dear Mr. Henshaw