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Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary (Growing to Greatness) Hardcover – Illustrated, August 13, 2019
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"Hohn captures her lively spirit through illustrations, reminiscent of those by Alan Tiegreen for Cleary's own books, that will keep young readers entertained. A loving and informative tribute worthy of celebrating Cleary's 103rd year of life." --Kirkus Reviews, starred
"Conrad writes with clarity and features significant details that bring Cleary’s experiences and personality to life for kids today. Hohn makes good use of color, light, and pattern in his imaginative illustrations, which interpret the text sensitively. The artwork looks fresh and appealing while suggesting the period, the emotional resonance, and the upbeat spirit of Cleary’s books."--Booklist, starred
"A celebration of Cleary, literacy, and the pursuit of ambitious dreams, this charming picture book will enhance any biography collection."--School Library Journal
"Debut author Conrad’s storytelling is straightforward, ably conveying—in tandem with Hohn’s homespun, vintage-style illustrations—the various eras of Cleary’s life and her passion for writing and for nurturing readers."--Publishers Weekly
"This beautiful picture book biography of the incredible, beloved children’s author and librarian Beverly Cleary is sure to delight both longtime fans and new readers alike." --Madeline S., Powells.com
""Just Like Beverly" is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school and community library collections" --Midwest Book Review
"Hohn’s illustrations feel simultaneously nostalgic and contemporary – just like Cleary’s stories."--The Oregonian
"Vicki Conrad and David Hohn chart Cleary’s rise to authordom with thoughtful, compelling storytelling and joyous art that feels like it belongs alongside Louis Darling’s original illustrations of Cleary’s works."--PDX Parent
About the Author
DAVID HOHN is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else--and then he paints it.
- Publisher : Little Bigfoot; Illustrated edition (August 13, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1632172224
- ISBN-13 : 978-1632172228
- Reading age : 5 - 9 years
- Lexile measure : 820L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 4
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.78 x 0.39 x 11.14 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Conquering the span of a lifetime can be difficult within the confines of a picture book. However, Vicki Conrad brilliantly wove two threads into a fun narrative of Beverly Clearly. First, if you don't see yourself in books, then write them yourselves. And second, talk is cheap, if you don't try, you'll never succeed.
For teachers and devoted fans, Vicki included a more detailed 6-page biography and a timeline. This is a tender tribute to a writer who has touched many lives. A wonderful book for anyone who loves Beverly Cleary's books or is looking for an excellent nonfiction biography to add to a collection.