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A Girl from Yamhill
A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir | Beverly Cleary
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Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medalwinning author Beverly Clearys heartfelt and relatable memoirnow with a beautifully redesigned cover! Generations of children have read Beverly Clearys books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle graders. But in A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a more personal storyher storyof what adolescence was like. In warm but honest detail, Beverly describes life in Oregon during the Great Depression, including her difficulties in learning to read, and offers a slew of anecdotes that were, perhaps, the inspiration for some of her beloved stories. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Clearys books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.
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When Beverly Cleary turned 103 last month, I discovered she had written, not one, but two memoirs. I finished A Girl from Yamhill and have just started My Own Two Feet. I recommend either of these books; the first covers up to when she left home for college and the second starts with her college years. I loved Beverly Cleary‘s books when I was younger. I‘m enjoying this chance to reconnect with her as an adult!

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Went to the local half-price bookstore #bookoff and found some great additions to my #newbery collection, plus a few extras I was excited about!
#bookhaul

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻yay!!! 2y
BookaholicNatty Woooohooo!!! I just picked up the one and only Ivan today too!!! This is a great book haul!! Also welcome to #Litsy!!! Glad to have a new book friend!! ❤️📚 2y
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At 101 #beverlycleary is still a beloved children's author. Her stories are timeless. #seniorcitizens #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

hgrimes Loved her when I was a kid. 2y
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#DropEverythingAndRead

Happy 101st birthday Beverly Cleary!

I live in Beverly Cleary country (Yamhill county, Oregon) and her books were an integral part of my childhood. I didn't read her memoir until I was a grown up though, and I loved it.

ReadingEnvy My parents are both from Yamhill County, Mom's from Newberg, Dad's from Yamhill. And I got my undergrad degree in Yamhill County! You probably run across my cousins all the time. ;) 3y
BookInMyHands @ReadingEnvy I'm in Newberg too! Small world. 3y
ReadingEnvy @BookInMyHands awesome...I grew up over chehalem mtn (219) just over the line into Washington county. Have a scone at Coffee Cottage for me! ;( 3y
ReadingEnvy ;) not ;( 3y
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#fictionnonfictionpairings
I read all of Beverly Cleary as a kid. I discovered her memoir much later as an adult and fell in love with her all over again.
#seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

BookInMyHands I live in Yamhill County- just down the road from Yamhill and McMinnville! We had big celebrations around here last year when Cleary turned 100. Did you see the PBS special on her? It was great and my kids liked it too. I love both these stories, good pairing! 3y
angrylilasian @BookInMyHands I did not see the PBS special! I'll have to look for it! I can't wait for my kids to read her books. 3y
Arbol There was a book published this year on walking the neighborhood where her books are set. Began as a kickstarter. It's really great, my only criticism is that the print quality is poor which doesn't help the old b & w pictures. But it IS a delightful excursion. I'll post a pics of the sculpture garden next time I'm there. 3y
angrylilasian @Arbol I love that! And I love Portland. I've only visited once but I was so happy because all I did was eat, drink coffee, and visit bookstores. 😄 3y
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#booktober Some unforgettable #memorablememoirs I've read over the years going back as far as Middle School. I still think about certain moments from all of these on a regular basis. @RealLifeReading

Lakesidemusing I see some favorites here! 3y
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A Girl From Yamhill tells the story of Beverly Cleary's early life in Oregon. This wonderful author turned 100 years old earlier this year. She gave us Ramona Quimby and Beezus, Henry Huggins, Ralph S Mouse, Ellen Tebbits, and a number of lovely YA books that I cherished as a young teen. Beverly Cleary has brought so many happy reading hours to countless children and their parents. #www #wonderwomanwednesday #recommendsday

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