Synopses & Reviews
Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, has been getting into all kinds of trouble on Klickitat Street: chasing the neighbors' cat, tearing up lawns, even stealing a policeman's lunch. So when Henry asks his dad if he can go along on the big fishing trip, Mr. Huggins agrees, on one condition: Ribsy has to learn to behave himself first.
Henry feels sure this will be easy—after all, Ribsy is a good dog at heart—but Ribsy can't seem to stop sniffing out scrapes. Whether he's terrorizing the garbageman or gobbling Ramona Quimby's ice cream cone, Ribsy's a handful—and it takes all of Henry's ingenuity to come up with a solution.
Beverly Cleary delivers a winning tale of a boy and his loyal best friend.
“Not a dull moment!” Booklist
“The author has a marvelous understanding of a boys mind.” & #151;School Library Journal
Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So when a story like Henry Huggins
comes along, it comes to stay. In this irresistible boy's adventures, children everywhere see themselves.
During one unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, readers will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street--including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona--and enjoy lots of funny happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming book is a classic!
When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.
Includes an excerpt from Ribsy adn the roast.
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?
About the Author
Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.