Beverly Cleary, the beloved and award-winning writer of dozens of youngsters’s books, died Thursday in Carmel, California, her writer HarperCollins introduced Friday. Cleary was 104. No reason for dying was given. Whereas Cleary turned a prolific writer, she did not really beginning writing books till her 30s. The Portland, Oregon, native’s tales revolved round, in her personal phrases, “simply unusual youngsters enjoying within the neighborhood.” Subsequently, The Oregonian notes, Cleary “did not draw back from topics that have been as soon as thought-about too sensitive for kids’s books,” and her writing handled points like parental job loss, divorce, and loneliness. Her best-known characters have been maybe sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and their neighbor, Henry Huggins, all of whom appeared in a number of books.
[The Oregonian, The Associated Press]