Beverly Cleary Quotes

28 Beverly Cleary quotes:

"I was an only child; I didn't have a sister, or sisters."
"People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books."
"I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there."
"I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all."
"I grew up before there were strict leash laws."
"I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house."
"I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up."
"One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since."

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