A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir by Beverly ClearyA Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary

A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir

byBeverly Cleary

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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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.

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Her family lived on a small farm in McMinnville, Oregon, before moving to Portland. Ironically, this internationally known author of children's books struggled to learn how to read when she entered school. Before long however Cleary had learned to love books, and as a child she spent a good de...
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Title:A Girl from Yamhill: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.7 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062453319

ISBN - 13:9780062453310

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful autobiography Beverly Cleary tells her own story just as well as she tells any other. I really loved this book.
Date published: 2017-08-26