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A Girl from Yamhillby Beverly Cleary
Synopses & Reviews
Generations of children have grown up with Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.
In the first volume of her heartwarming autobiography, Beverly Cleary recalls her early childhood, growing up on a rural farm and later near her beloved Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon, the setting of many of her stories. Reprint.
Follows the popular children's author from her childhood years in Oregon through high school and into young adulthood, highlighting her family life and her growing interest in writing.
Table of Contents
Yamhill: Early memories — Those pioneer ancestors — Little schoolmarm — Farm — Mother's rules — Children — Grandpa and grandma — Library — Portland: Big city — School — Miss Marius — Gregory Heights — My character and music — Love and the spelling bee — Awful boys and a decision — House and the car — Platoon system — Uncle Joe — Eighth grade — Summer of change — High school freshmen — Pukwidjies — Depression summer — Mothers and daughters — "Wise fools" — First dates — Girls' league show — Employment — Puddin' — Happiest days — Letter.
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