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4/12/1916 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
Beverly Bunn     Cleary, Beverly
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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.

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My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read mainly travel books.

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Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.

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Children want to do what grownups do.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.

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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.

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I grew up before there were strict leash laws.

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