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10 Life Lessons From Beverly Cleary on Her 100th Birthday

12 April 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary! The author turns 100 today, and what better way to celebrate by thinking of all the ways her 100 years on earth have influenced all our lives. Author of the Ramona Quimby series, Cleary made life for a kid a lot easier knowing that her own protagonist, Ramona, had lived through childhood's many ups and downs, including bullying, sibling rivalry and more. In honor of Cleary's big day, let's look back at the 10 lessons she taught us growing up. But let's be honest, these life lessons are as relevant as ever. 1. All families struggle—When Mr. Quimby lost his job, Mrs. Quimby had to go back to work. Ramona's dad became agitated, and the story »

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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Talks About Turning 100 (Video)

25 March 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On April 12, beloved children’s books author Beverly Cleary will turn 100. The “Ramona” author told “Today” on Friday about her upcoming birthday, “Well, I didn’t do it on purpose!” “I remember a very earnest conversation my best friend and I had when we were, I guess, freshmen in high school, about how long we wanted to live,” the author said. “And we decided that 80 was the cut-off date.” Also Read: Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author, Dies at 89 Cleary, who grew up in Oregon, recalled that she didn’t start reading books until she was in »

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