Emily's Runaway Imagination
Beverly 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!
- Age Level = 8 and up
- Book Author = Beverly Cleary
- Book Material = Paperback
- Book Publisher = Harper Trophy
- Copyright = c1961
- Edition = 2008
- Grade Level = Elementary
Item ID: 24207
Category: Our Star Spangled Story