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Henry Huggins

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Louis Darling
Book #1 in the Henry Huggins Series
Published by HarperCollins
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This special edition of Henry Huggins features the original illustrations by Louis Darling—the first artist to ever render Henry, Ribsy, Ramona, and Beezus—as well as a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. In Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary’s first novel, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside-down when he meets a loveable puppy with a nose for mischief. Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy’s original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry’s faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?

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Who Wrote Henry Huggins

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Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children’s books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, “Where are the books about kids like us?” she remembered her teacher’s encouragement and was inspired to write the books she’d longed to read but couldn’t find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary’s books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children’s literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

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Who Illustrated Henry Huggins

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Louis Darling

Louis Darling was an illustrator, writer, and environmentalist who was born and lived most of his life in Connecticut. His illustrations filled the pages of Beverly Cleary’s books until his death in 1970. His work is celebrated and immortalized by generations of fans.

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Ribsy book
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Henry and Beezus book
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Henry and the Paper Route book
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Henry and Ribsy book
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Henry and the Clubhouse book
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Ramona the Brave book
Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 book
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Ramona Forever book
Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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Ramona the Pest book
Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers, Louis Darling
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Ramona and Her Father book
Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
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Beezus and Ramona book
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Runaway Ralph book
Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray, Paul Zelinsky
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Ellen Tebbits book
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Emily's Runaway Imagination book
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062652355
Publication Date:
November 7, 2017
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062652354
Lexile:
670L
Accelerated Reader Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
34
ATOS Book Level:
4.7
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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