Henry Huggins
Henry Huggins

Henry Huggins

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Louis Darling
Book #1 in the Henry Huggins Series
7 - 12
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Mar 16, 2021
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What's Henry Huggins About

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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?

What Kind of Book is Henry Huggins

Primarily about

human-animal relationships

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Henry was told he couldn't have a dog on the bus. How did he problem solve in the story, and do you think there could have been a better solution?
  • Henry and Ribsy are easy friends. Who have you become friends with easily (pet or human), and why do you think that was?


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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 16, 2021
    Page Count
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    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    7 - 12 years
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