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ISBN13: 9780380709120
ISBN10: 0380709120
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In the first novel from Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief.

Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy's original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry's faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?

Synopsis:

Cleary's first and one of her most popular novels is being released in a new 50th anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author. Readers meet Ribsy, the scruffy, stray dog who helps Henry fall into one hilarious misadventure after another.

Synopsis:

Henry has a new best friend.

Henry Huggins feels like nothing very exciting ever happens on Klickitat Street . . . until one day when a friendly dog sits down and looks pleadingly at Henry's ice cream cone. From that moment on, Henry and his new dog, Ribsy, are inseparable—and together, they cause more excitement than Klickitat Street can handle!

Synopsis:

Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with Ribsy he spends all of his money, gets kicked off three buses, and enjoys a hair-raising ride in a police car. And that's only the beginning of Henry's exciting new life!

About the Author

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and, until she was old enough to attend school, lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged with the State Library to have books sent to Yamhill and acted as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. There young Beverly learned to love books. However, when the family moved to Portland, Beverly soon found herself in the grammar school’s low reading circle, an experience that has given her sympathy for the problems of struggling readers.

By the third grade she had conquered reading and spent much of her childhood either with books or on her way to and from the public library. Before long her school librarian was suggesting that she should write for boys and girls when she grew up. The idea appealed to her, and she decided that someday she would write the books she longed to read but was unable to find on the library shelves, funny stories about her neighborhood and the sort of children she knew. And so Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and her other beloved characters were born.

When children ask Mrs. Cleary where she finds her ideas, she replies, "From my own experience and from the world around me." She included a passage about the D.E.A.R. program in Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (second chapter) because she was inspired by letters she received from children who participated in "Drop Everything and Read" activities. Their interest and enthusiasm encouraged her to provide the same experience to Ramona, who enjoys D.E.A.R. time with the rest of her class.

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 2003 National Medal of Art from the National Endowment of the Arts and the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Her Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively.

Among Mrs. Cleary's other awards are the American Library Association's 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Catholic Library Association's 1980 Regina Medal, and the University of Southern Mississippi's 1982 Silver Medallion, all presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. In addition, Mrs. Cleary was the 1984 United States author nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, a prestigious international award.

Equally important are the more than 35 statewide awards Mrs. Cleary's books have received based on the direct votes of her young readers. In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. This witty and warm author is truly an international favorite. Mrs. Cleary's books appear in over twenty countries in fourteen languages and her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. And her popularity has not diminished. HarperCollins Children’s Books recently announced that the film option for Cleary’s classic book character, Ramona Quimby, had been sold to Fox 2000 and Denise DiNovi Productions. In addition, Portland, Oregon has proudly created The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children featuring bronze statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy, in the park where Beverly used to play.

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nanababy5, September 8, 2011 (view all comments by nanababy5)
This classic children's book is just the thing for lazy day reading, and I read it many times as a child in my back yard, suburban fort. I loved Cleary's portrayal of Henry, just an ordinary boy, and always found his fondness for his dog, Ribsy, especially heartwarming.

I read this book every few years now, for it grounds me in a way that modern, or even adult books don't. Beverly Cleary gave me a taste for good writing and I'm happy to be able to say that her own books have stood the test of time.
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cinb888, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by cinb888)
Classic book. I grew up reading Henry Huggins and now my daughter is also enjoying Henry and Ribsy. What is special is, she doesn't care for reading and I'd found it difficult to get her to read. Out of all the more "modern" books, Beverly Cleary's books did the trick!
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coltbolt1395, April 22, 2009 (view all comments by coltbolt1395)
it had an great kick to it
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380709120
ill.:
Darling, Louis,
Author:
Darling, Louis
Author:
Everly
Author:
by Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Author:
Rogers, Jacqueline
Author:
Cleary, B.
Author:
Dockray, Tracy
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Readers - Chapter Books
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Paperback
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Cleary Reissue
Series Volume:
76-1
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.63x5.24x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380709120 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cleary's first and one of her most popular novels is being released in a new 50th anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author. Readers meet Ribsy, the scruffy, stray dog who helps Henry fall into one hilarious misadventure after another.
"Synopsis" by , Henry has a new best friend.

Henry Huggins feels like nothing very exciting ever happens on Klickitat Street . . . until one day when a friendly dog sits down and looks pleadingly at Henry's ice cream cone. From that moment on, Henry and his new dog, Ribsy, are inseparable—and together, they cause more excitement than Klickitat Street can handle!

"Synopsis" by , Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with Ribsy he spends all of his money, gets kicked off three buses, and enjoys a hair-raising ride in a police car. And that's only the beginning of Henry's exciting new life!
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