Discovering Beverly Cleary

Award-winning author Beverly Cleary is internationally known for her characters Ramona Quimby, Henry and Ribsy, Ralph S. Mouse, and others. Her first book, Henry Higgins, was an immediate bestseller, and changed the course of writing for children. Today, more that 91 million copies of her books and read around the world, in 14 languages.

In this original documentary, filmed as Beverly Cleary was approaching her 100th birthday, enjoy a rare interview with the author. Tour the neighborhood in Portland, Oregon that her stories made famous, and meet authors who have been inspired by her work. Discover what it was like to work with Beverly Cleary, and meet two of the illustrators of her books.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm (1/2 hour program)


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