Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary

I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.More Beverly Cleary [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I write in longhand on yellow legal pads.More Beverly Cleary [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house they want places to play.More Beverly Cleary [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.More Beverly Cleary [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library: Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book, Red Fairy Book, and so on, probably down to the Puce or Chartreuse fairy tales.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read mainly travel books.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Children want to do what grownups do.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Children want to do what the grownups do. Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I grew up before there were strict leash laws.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you don't see the book you want on the shelves, write it.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was dressed as if everything he wore had come from different stores or from a rummage sale, except that the crease in his trousers was sharp and his shoes were shined.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was an only child; I didn't have a sister, or sisters.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Didn't the people who made those license plates care about little girls named Ramona?More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have lovely memories of Los Angeles in the 1930s. I came down to live with my mother's cousin and they invited me to come and go to junior college for a year.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we finished our work, the teacher would say, 'Now don't read ahead.' But sometimes I hid the book I was reading behind my geography book and did read ahead. You can hide a lot behind a geography book.More Beverly Cleary [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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