Beverly Cleary

1916 - Today

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Beverly Atlee Cleary (née Bunn; April 12, 1916 – March 25, 2021) was an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of her best known characters are Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse.The majority of Cleary's books are set in the Grant Park neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, where she was raised, and she has been credited as one of the first authors of children's literature to figure emotional realism in the narratives of her characters, often children in middle-class families. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beverly Cleary has received more than 2,091,945 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Beverly Cleary is the 5,274th most popular writer (down from 4,632nd in 2019), the 10,407th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,991st in 2019) and the 788th most popular American Writer.

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  • 20

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  • 3.99

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Among writers, Beverly Cleary ranks 5,274 out of 5,794Before her are Tõnu Õnnepalu, Wayne C. Booth, Max Hastings, Joel Osteen, James Dickey, and Leïla Slimani. After her are Norman Podhoretz, Jáchym Topol, Vikram Seth, Rosa Liksom, R. S. Thomas, and Thomas Beatie.

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Among people born in 1916, Beverly Cleary ranks 237Before her are Günther Ortmann, Gene Mako, Don Keefer, Tony Bettenhausen, Rochelle Hudson, and Forrest J Ackerman. After her are Kanan Devi, Daws Butler, Horton Foote, Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Shobhna Samarth, and Irene Worth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Beverly Cleary ranks 10,407 out of 15,968Before her are Emma Caulfield (1973), Timmy Mayer (1938), James Dickey (1923), Teri Weigel (1962), Kim Thayil (1960), and Thomas F. Bayard (1828). After her are Norman Podhoretz (1930), Jean Muir (1911), Pamela Bach (1963), Sophie B. Hawkins (1964), William Blount (1749), and Remy LaCroix (1988).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Beverly Cleary ranks 788Before her are Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872), Lydia Maria Child (1802), Frederica Sagor Maas (1900), Wayne C. Booth (1921), Joel Osteen (1963), and James Dickey (1923). After her are Norman Podhoretz (1930), Thomas Beatie (1974), Julia Alvarez (1950), James Weldon Johnson (1871), Marc Connelly (1890), and William Monahan (1960).