Facts about Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary is a famous Author from USA, he/she is 101 years old and still alive, born April 12, 1916.

Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Beverly, under the main topic Parenting.

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Famous quotes by Beverly Cleary (24)


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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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"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school"
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"With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down. I read them picture books until they were reading on their own"
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"We didn't have television in those days, and many people didn't even have radios. My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening"
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"I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house"
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"I grew up before there were strict leash laws"
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"I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all"
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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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"What interests me is what children go through while growing up"
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"I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up"
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"I was a librarian"
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"I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library"
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"I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind"
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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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"Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood"
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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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"People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books"
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"Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there"
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"Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade. He was a lively person. My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises"
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"I was an only child; I didn't have a sister, or sisters"
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"I read my books aloud before they were published"
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"Children want to do what grownups do"
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"People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I'm not sure that's true, but I did share some experiences with her"
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"One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since"


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