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Title:
Henry and the paper route
ISBN:
9780688313807

9780380709212

9780688213800
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow, 1957.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Contents:
Henry's bargain -- Henry and the premiums -- Henry's advertisements -- The paper drive -- Henry's new neighbor -- Ramona takes over.
Summary:
Henry Huggins wants to get a paper route, but has trouble realizing his dream. His problems include a rival, Ramona Quimby.
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Cleary, B.
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Summary

Summary

Henry Huggins was busy picking the cover off an old golf ball one afternoon when it occurred to him that was a pretty silly thing to do. Then just as he was seized by the urge to do something really important, Scooter McCarthy tossed a folded newspaper at his feet. Suddenly Henry knew that delivering papers was exactly what he wanted to do. It was important and it made sense.


Author Notes

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Her family lived on a small farm in McMinnville, Oregon, before moving to Portland. Ironically, this internationally known author of children's books struggled to learn how to read when she entered school. Before long however Cleary had learned to love books, and as a child she spent a good deal of her time in the public library.

Cleary earned her first B.A. in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her second degree, a B.A. in library science, was bestowed by the University of Washington in Seattle in 1939. She worked for a short time as Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, before moving to California.

Cleary began her writing career in her early thirties. Her stories and especially her characters, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, have proven popular with young readers. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and are available in over twenty countries. Some of her best known titles are Ellen Tebbits (1951), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Runaway Ralph (1970), and Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983). Several television programs have been produced from the Henry Huggins and Ramona stories.

Cleary has won many awards for her contributions to children's literature, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1975, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal in 1980 and the John Newbery Medal in 1984.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The well-loved cast of characters is all here in this Cleary classic Henry Huggins and pooch Ribsy, Beezus and her little sister Ramona the Pest. Youthful television actor Harris breathes life into the gang, and his versatility and boyish charms are on full display. In this tale of childhood ambition and ingenuity, 10-year-old Henry devises various schemes to realize his dream of starting a paper route, including an offer of free kittens for new subscriptions. Always lurking is unpredictable four-year-old Ramona. Unfortunately, she represents the narration's one trouble spot. Harris tends to overdo Ramona's voice, rendering her lines in a demanding scream-whine. She comes across as pest-like and annoying for sure, but lacking in dimension, as well. Otherwise, Harris flawlessly animates the entire neighborhood, from sweet and innocent Henry to cocky Scooter to lisping boy genius Murph. Originally written in 1957, this story may leave today's parents wistful about an era with such a carefree childhood. Kids, however, should still recognize themselves in these characters, clear as day. The audiobook also contains an insightful interview with Cleary. Ages 8-up. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

The original illustrations by the incomparable Louis Darling are back in six reissued titles, each with a foreword by a contemporary children's book creator. In his foreword to Henry and the Paper Route, Jeff Kinney notes that Darling's illustrations helped "cement...their status as modern classics." Marla Frazee, in Henry and Beezus, calls Darling's "uncanny ability to draw the human form with such accuracy, fluidity, and charm" unparalleled. [Review covers these titles: Henry and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, Henry and the Clubhouse, Henry and the Paper Route, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy.] (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 Henry's Bargainp. 7
2 Henry and the Premiumsp. 39
3 Henry's Advertisementsp. 75
4 The Paper Drivep. 103
5 Henry's New Neighborp. 133
6 Ramona Takes Overp. 158