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Ribsy (Avon Camelot Books)

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ISBN13: 9780380709557
ISBN10: 0380709554
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Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives Henry's dog, Ribsy, the center stage in this dog's-eye view of the adventure of a lifetime.

Good ol' Ribsy's ever-curious mind has always gotten him into scrapes, but this time he may have gone too far. After a comical turn of events, Ribsy finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children. Ribsy will do anything to find Henry, but there's plenty of excitement to be had along the way—and scoring a touchdown for a local high school team is only part of the fun!

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Ribsy takes center stage!

Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, didn't mean to get lost in the huge shopping mall parking lot . . . but after a comical mix-up one rainy afternoon, he finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children. Now Ribsy's on a quest to find Henry, and home—but there's plenty of excitement to be had before he gets there!

Synopsis:

Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping center parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures.

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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Home School Book Review, June 24, 2013 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
Henry Huggins, who was first introduced in 1950, has a dog named Ribsey. One day on a shopping trip, Ribsey becomes hopelessly lost in a huge mall parking lot, where it’s raining hard, the pavement is slick, horns are honking, and drivers are shouting. When Ribsy thinks he has found the Hugginses’ new station wagon at last, he jumps in the open tailgate window and falls asleep, exhausted. However, when he wakes up find himself in the wrong car, the four little Dingley girls pet him, take him home, and give him a violet-scented bubble bath. All Ribsy wants to do is go home to Henry, so he runs away, but that is only the beginning of the liveliest adventure of his life.

After being adopted by Mrs. Frawley, who names him Rags, gives him a red collar, and makes him entertain her club, he runs away again, this time to a two-story, red-brick school where he is made the mascot of Mrs. Sonchek’s second grade. But when there is trouble and he is sent away, he wanders into a high school football game where he is taken home by a boy named Joe Saylor, and when he escapes he ends up in an apartment house with a boy named Larry Biggerstaff. Ribsey has been gone from the Hugginses’ house on Klickitat Street for a month. Will he ever be found? Will he ever make it home? I read Henry Huggins back in 2004, and also remember reading Henry and Ribsey then but forgot that I read Ribsey at that time as well. I did not like Cleary’s Newbery Medal winning Dear Mr. Henshaw, but I enjoyed her books about Ralph S. Mouse and Ellen Tebbets.

The Henry Huggins books are all right, and truthfully I like Ribsey about the best of the ones that I have read. The books about Ramona Quimby, who is the sister of Henry’s friend Beezus, are also all right, though I don’t care as much for them, I suspect because they are written to appeal to girls while the Henry Huggins books are designed to appeal to boys. While many of these books use a lot of euphemisms, the only one in Ribsey is a single occurrence of the word “doggoned.” In the reprint edition of the book, the original classic illustrations by Louis Darling have been replaced with more modern-style ones by Tracy Dockray. As Cleary writes about things from Ribsy’s perspective, she presents some quirky and imaginative experiences that will keep children in suspense.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380709557
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Illustrator:
Darling, Louis
ill.:
Darling, Louis
Author:
Rogers, Jacqueline
Author:
by Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling
Author:
by Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling
Author:
Darling, Louis
Author:
Dockray, Tracy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Avon Camelot Books
Series Volume:
M1930.
Publication Date:
March 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.68x5.10x.52 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Ribsy takes center stage!

Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, didn't mean to get lost in the huge shopping mall parking lot . . . but after a comical mix-up one rainy afternoon, he finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children. Now Ribsy's on a quest to find Henry, and home—but there's plenty of excitement to be had before he gets there!

"Synopsis" by , Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping center parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures.
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