Emily's Runaway Imagination

Emily's Runaway Imagination

by Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
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Overview

Emily's Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray

Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come true?

Spunky Emily Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork, Oregon'at a time when automobiles are brand-new inventions and libraries are a luxury few small towns can afford. Her runaway imagination leads her to bleach a horse, hold a very scary sleepover, and feed the hogs an unusual treat. But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork?

Adventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? "Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life."-BooklistAdventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? "Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life."-Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061972171
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 904,462
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.


Tracy Dockray is a fine artist and illustrator who has contributed to more than twenty illustrated books, including the bestselling Grimm's Grimmest, Delia at the Delano, and all of Beverly Cleary's highly popular children's books, most notably Ramona. A member of the Society of Illustrators, she holds an MFA from Pratt and lives in New York City.

Hometown:

Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon

Education:

B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Emily's Runaway Imagination 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever tried to make a difference somewhere, but you have to try so hard that it almost seems impossible? Emily is a girl who lives in Pitchfork,Oregon it is a time where automobiles had just been invented, and you were lucky if you had a library around. Well that's what Emily wants. She is trying to figure out how to bring a library to her small town city. Her imagination leads her to do all sorts of crazy things on her way. Will she ever get the library she has dreamed of having for so long? If you have a runaway imagination just like Emily, and want to make a difference to someone somewhere, I would reccommend this book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the middle of it but Beverly Cleary could do better.
Jessica Creason More than 1 year ago
Its a good book, but i dont think its teen fiction. i read it in 3rd grade. -Jessica 6th grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 12 and I still love ths book. You are not a TRUE book reader until ALL of Beverly Clearys books. This one is one of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! I am on chapter seven and its awesome i highly recommwnd it! PEACE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love B.C. this is a great book but just to warn you its for kids 2-4th grade its a very easy read and it in the mind of a little girl.
Chloe Poulich More than 1 year ago
This book was so intresting I love Beverly Cleary
jim tsai More than 1 year ago
It is a awesome book how Beverky Cleary wrote it!
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Prince after a certain incindent is "stuck on" the name "Plince".
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Loved this when it was read to me as a little girl.
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