Emily's Runaway Imagination

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.15 X 7.6 X 0.65 inches | 0.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380709236

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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.

Tracy Dockray migrated with her chihuahua and vintage motorcycles from West Texas to New York City. She has illustrated more than 25 books, including an edition of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, the Henry Huggins series, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle series. Although Tracy studied fine art in school, she has come to the happy conclusion that drawing pictures for children's books is the finest art she knows.

Reviews

"Emily's adventures make the book as freshly funny as "Henry Huggins.""-"Association of Children's Literature""Emily is vividly real."-"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"