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Famed Children's Author Beverly Cleary Talks Turning 100!

Famed Children's Author Beverly Cleary Talks Turning 100!

Literary legend Beverly Cleary is about to hit a major milestone – she turns 100 next month!

The 99-year-old author has penned over 40 beloved children’s novels including the Ramona Quimby series, which is almost 50 years old!

Beverly
explained that she never expected to live this long, telling the Today show that “she can’t believe it” and joking that she “didn’t do it on purpose!”

She added that she got her start writing when she realized many children’s books at the time were not relatable for American kids and featured characters she called “sissies.”

She also said that she is most proud of “the fact that children love my books.”

Happy birthday Beverly!

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  • person

    wow pretty cool! I loved the Ramona books when I was a kid and my kids love them now! 100 is pretty impressive!

  • Poison Ivy

    Very cool story. Happy B Day Ms Cleary.

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  • SweetCharity

    How I loved her books as a child and how I loved reading them to my children! Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!!!

  • SweetCharity

    How I loved her books as a child and how I loved reading them to my children! Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!!!

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