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Beverly Cleary (1916)close

Beverly Atlee Bunn was born in McMinnville, Oregon and grew up on a family farm. She studied to be a librarian at the University of Washington, and served as a children's librarian in Yakima, Washington. It was not until she was in her early thirties that she finally found time to write, something she had always wanted to do. She is probably best known for her Ramona books, including Ramona Forever, Beezus and Ramona, and Ramona's World. She has written more than 30 books, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Newberry Medal for her children's books.

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