Beverly Cleary Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Beverly Cleary (Beverly Atlee Cleary, Beverly Atlee Bunn)

Last Updated: 07 Apr, 2023 | Views: 74

Age: 104

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Librarian

Famous For: American writer of children's and young adult fiction

Higher Education: University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) University of Washington (B.A.)

Beverly Cleary Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Apr, 1916 (104 Years 11 Months 13 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
25 Mar, 2021
Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Beverly Cleary Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 

Beverly Cleary was an American author of children's books, best known for creating beloved characters like Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins. Beverly was born in 1916, in Oregon, and passed away in 2021, at the age of 104.

Beverly Cleary Education:

Cleary attended Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, where she developed a love for reading and writing. She went on to attend the University of California, where she earned a degree in English. She then returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University, where she received a degree in library science in 1939.

Beverly Cleary Career:

Cleary began her career as a librarian, working at the Yakima Public Library in Yakima, Washington, and the U.S. Army Hospital in Oakland, California. It was during her time as a librarian that she realized there were few books that spoke to the experiences of ordinary children, and she decided to write her own.

Beverly Cleary Books:

Her first book, "Henry Huggins," was published in 1950 and introduced the character of Henry, a young boy living in Portland, Oregon. The book was an immediate success and was followed by a series of books featuring Henry and his friends, including "Henry and Beezus," "Henry and Ribsy," and "Henry and the Paper Route."

Cleary's most popular character, Ramona Quimby, made her first appearance in "Henry Huggins" as a side character. However, she became so popular with readers that Cleary gave her a series of her own, including "Beezus and Ramona," "Ramona the Pest," and "Ramona and Her Father."

Beverly Cleary Awards:

Cleary's books have won numerous awards and accolades over the years. She was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1984 for her book "Dear Mr. Henshaw," which tells the story of a boy named Leigh Botts who writes letters to his favorite author. Cleary was also named a Library of Congress Living Legend in 2000 and was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Beverly Cleary Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 157 cm
In Meters 1.57 m
In Feet & Inches 5'2"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 kg
In Pounds 123 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Beverly Cleary Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Chester Lloyd Bunn
Mother's Name
Mable Atlee Bunn
Clarence Cleary
Not Known
Not Known
Malcolm James Cleary
Marianne Elizabeth Cleary

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