Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary
Illustrator: David Hohn
As a young girl, Beverly Cleary struggled to learn to read and found most children’s books dull and uninteresting. She often wondered if there were any books about kids just like her. With hard work, and the encouragement of her parents and a special teacher, she learned to read and at a young age discovered she had a knack for writing.
Beverly Cleary’s story comes to life in this narrative nonfiction picture book as she grows to follow her dreams of writing the books she longed for as a child, becoming an award-winning writer and one of the most famous children’s authors of all time.
Beautiful illustrations capture Cleary’s sense of humor, struggles, and triumphs, and are filled with Easter eggs throughout for fans to discover.
Further biographical information. Time line. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Oct 2019
Awards & Honors
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist*, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A