Beverly Cleary

1916 - Today

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Atlee Cleary (née Bunn; born April 12, 1916) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful living authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of Cleary's 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.She won the 1981 National Book Award for Ramona and Her Mother and the 1984 Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beverly Cleary has received more than 1,257,385 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,647th most popular writer.

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  • 35.66

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Beverly Cleary ranks 4,640 out of 4,883Before her are Naomi Wolf, Zlata Filipović, Kage Baker, Polly Samson, Andrea Levy, and Amory Lovins. After her are Aleš Debeljak, Denis Johnson, Albrecht Behmel, Shan Sa, Wladimir Kaminer, and Bosley Crowther.

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Among people born in 1916, Beverly Cleary ranks 203Before her are Irene Worth, Martha Raye, Don Keefer, Daws Butler, Lucille Bliss, and Horton Foote. After her is Harkishan Singh Surjeet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Beverly Cleary ranks 9,007 out of 12,171Before her are Jesse McCartney (1987), Amory Lovins (1947), Anthony Ruivivar (1970), G-Eazy (1989), Craig Mazin (1971), and Riley Keough (1989). After her are Wendi McLendon-Covey (1969), Greg K. (1965), Lisa Rinna (1963), Raymond T. Odierno (1954), Jack Falahee (1989), and Hasim Rahman (1972).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Beverly Cleary ranks 662Before her are Jordan Mechner (1964), John Esposito (1940), Nat Hentoff (null), Bethany Hamilton (1990), Naomi Wolf (1962), and Amory Lovins (1947). After her are Bosley Crowther (1905), Damon Lindelof (1973), Bryan Fuller (1969), John Crowe Ransom (1888), Dave Eggers (1970), and Lynne Cox (1957).