A Girl From Yamhill

A Girl From Yamhill

A Memoir

eBook - 2009
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Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary's heartfelt and relatable memoir-now with a beautifully redesigned cover! Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary's books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle graders. But in A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a more personal story-her story-of what adolescence was like. In warm but honest detail, Beverly describes life in Oregon during the Great Depression, including her difficulties in learning to read, and offers a slew of anecdotes that were, perhaps, the inspiration for some of her beloved stories. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary's books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061756726
0061756725
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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GummiGirl
Nov 29, 2017

Cleary has always been wonderful at presenting the world from a child's point of view, and that is especially true here, as she recounts her life in the Willamette Valley and Portland in the 1920's and '30's. She mentions having wanted to read books about kids from her neighborhood, and of course she went on to write many of these. Those who've read them will enjoy spotting the parts of Cleary's real life that made it into her fiction.

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