Check out this lovely interview/profile with Beverly here.
For Cleary, the most rewarding thing about her writing career has been “the children who have discovered the pleasure of reading with my books,” she says. “I remember when I made the same discovery in third grade, and it was a turning point in my life.”
Happy Birthday, Beverly! And thank you for the books, your gift to all of us.
p.s. - my favorite Beverly Cleary book? The Mouse and The Motorcycle. What's yours?