Children’s Author Beverly Cleary Passes at 104

Children’s Author Beverly Cleary Passes at 104

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This past Thursday, beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary died, as told in a press statement from Harper Collins. She passed away peacefully in her home in Carmel, California, where she had been living for over sixty years. No cause of death was given. She was 104. Authors across the world mourn her death, including decorated writer Judy Blume, who writes on Twitter, “Beverly Cleary! My inspiration. I wanted to write books like yours. I so regret never having met you. You will not be forgotten.” Cleary was well loved for her series Beezus and Ramona, a set of eight novels …

Children’s Author Beverly Cleary Celebrates 103rd Birthday!

Children’s Author Beverly Cleary Celebrates 103rd Birthday!

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Age is just a number… Isn’t IT? What a comforting reminder—the idea that we are who we are, irrespective of how many wrinkles or gray hairs we may obtain. Who doesn’t love a big kid? The type of person who clings to vitality and wonderment, even in the face of so-called adulthood. Some of the most quotable people are the ones who maintain the irreverence of a child, but none of those people can hold a torch to self-proclaimed child whisper Beverly Cleary. Image Via Bookbub.com Beverly Atlee Bunn was born on April 12th, 1916 in McMinnville, Oregon. In the …