Happy 101st birthday, Beverly Cleary! (and a giveaway)
Arguably, the most important books you read are the ones you read when you are a child.
No question that a book can change you at any point in your life, but children are by definition in a formative phase. I would say that they are also arguably more likely to be able to imagine things and to emphasize with book characters more completely than most adults.
is one of those literary alchemists, finding the essential elements in their readers and reinforcing and evolving them to transmute and preserve them at the same time.
Beloved and multiply awarded, Cleary is in that group with Dr. Seuss and Hans Christian Andersen as someone who will be part of growing up for decades to come.
It’s nice to see on April 12th 2017, the author’s 101st birthday, that people still “Drop Everything And Read” (DEAR) on Beverly Cleary’s birthday.
It’s also good to see a robust official website:
A quick listing of just some of Beverly Cleary’s most famous works will make the point:
- Henry Huggins
- The Ramona Quimby series
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle (also a series)
- Dear Mr. Henshaw
In honor of the occasion, I’m giving away one of the Kindle version of The Mouse and the Motorcycle! This will be a short giveaway, just three days, and I am having people tweet Happy Birthday to Beverly Cleary to enter. 🙂
Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary!
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All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!
My other current Amazon Giveaways:
by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
Start: Apr 8, 2017 11:39 AM PDT
End: Apr 16, 2017 11:59 PM PDT
in honor of “Virtually Mike & Nora”
Start:Apr 8, 2017 1:25 PM PDT
End:Apr 15, 2017 11:59 PM PDT
by my sibling, Kris Calvin
Start:Apr 8, 2017 12:05 PM PDT
End:Apr 23, 2017 11:59 PM PDT
by George Takei (in honor of the actor’s 80th birthday on April 20, 2017)
Start:Apr 11, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
End:Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT
* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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