A Girl from Yamhill

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A Girl from Yamhill

By Beverly Cleary

HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780380727407, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

Description

Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhillis 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 inA 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.