Ribsy (Henry Huggins)Author: Louis Darling Beverly ClearyPublisher: HarperCollins Publishers IncCategory: Children's Fiction, Animal Stories, Funny Books for Kids, English Language: Reading Schemes, RelationshipsBook Format: Hardcover
Louis Darling was the very first illustrator to give the world of Beverly Cleary a face. His renderings of the Klickitat Street adventures became a gateway to imagination and the joy of reading for generations of children. Now, more than fifty years later, his illustrations once again grace the pages of classic stories by Beverly Cleary. With a foreword by award-winning author and illustrator Cece Bell, Ribsy will be enjoyed by a whole new generation of readers! All Ribsy wanted to do that ordinary Saturday morning was ride along with his boy, Henry Huggins, in the family's new station wagon. But a wild turn of events leaves Ribsy lost in a rainy mall parking lot, discovered by a rowdy group of little girls, and taken to a strange home where he's scrubbed with flower-scented shampoo and petted half to death. Ribsy is desperate to find Henry, but he hits a roadblock when he can't pick up his scent. Ribsy's quest to get back home will take him places he never imagined going-but if it reunites him with the boy who saved his life, every step of the way will have been worth it.
About Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
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