Beverly Cleary

Linda interviews author Beverly Cleary, who, at the age of 85, has just published her 38th book, a children's novel called Ramona's World. It's been fifteen years since there was a new Ramona book. Linda and Beverly Cleary talk about Cleary's writing technique, and some of her other books, including her first novel, Henry Huggins, published in 1950, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. (7:30) Ramona's World is published by Morrow Junior, August 1999.



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