I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.
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Beverly Cleary Quotes
I read my books aloud before they were published.
I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys...
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level...
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the...
My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read...
I grew up before there were strict leash laws.
I was a librarian.
Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there.
One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book...
Children want to do what grownups do.
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy...
People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I'm not sure that's true, but...
People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books.
I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind.
Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do...
I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but...
I was an only child; I didn't have a sister, or sisters.
What interests me is what children go through while growing up.
Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth...