Henry and the Paper Route

Henry and the Paper Route

by Beverly Cleary
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Overview

Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins was busy picking the cover off an old golf ball one afternoon when it occurred to him that was a pretty silly thing to do. Then just as he was seized by the urge to do something really important, Scooter McCarthy tossed a folded newspaper at his feet. Suddenly Henry knew that delivering papers was exactly what he wanted to do. It was important and it made sense. Unfortunately, Henry kept getting sidetracked from his goal. When he bought four lively kittens at a rummage sale on his way to see the man who gave out the paper routes, how could he have guessed they would crawl out of his jacket and ruin the interview? And when Henry had the longed-for job almost in his grasp, an unexpected rival appeared. How the affair was settled involves a little girl named Ramona, whose presence in Mrs. Cleary's incomparable stories always brings increased hilarity to the goings on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780767379
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Series: Henry Huggins Series
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
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.

Louis Darling was an illustrator, writer, and environmentalist who was born and lived most of his life in Connecticut. His illustrations filled the pages of Beverly Cleary’s books until his death in 1970. His work is celebrated and immortalized by generations of fans.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book read morn beverly clary books its the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like beverly cleary how about you. Well i sure do she is like the awesomest author. One of her first books i ever read was mouse on the motorcycle. And then i read dear mr.henshaw. That was a really good book. And then i read mouse on the motorcycel but i only half way thourgh. I also like boxcar children my mommy gave me book one of boxcar children and then she gave me book two but i never really read it. The first book was really good
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Should I get this?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about an eleven year old boy named Henry Huggins.One day Scooter, henry's friend, was throwing newspapers and Henry asked what he was doing. He said he was a paperboy and Henry wanted to do it too,but he wasn't old enough. Henry went and told the bossof the Journal Newspaper that he could fo it too. In the meantime, Henry couldn't pass up the offer of six kittens, a nickel apiece.Many other problems start coming up, but in the meantime Henry comes up with an idea to be a succesful paperboy and it involves using Ramona, alttle girl Henry hates. Henry changes ecause he has found more of himself.He also found a way to be nice to Ramona even though he hates her.He knows she can be useful. This story taks place Klickat street in a subdivsion. I think the theme of the story is that you cando things even though you are young, and people who you think are weird can be useful and aren't so bad after all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher is reading this book to our class, and it sounds so good I am buying it here!
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Trains his charmeleon, cyndaquil, magicarp, pikachu, pidgey, and cranidos.
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Help im locked outta everywhere
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Good
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Lisa Goodkin More than 1 year ago
this book was a fun read but i just wasnt feeling it
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Book_loving_mom_of_3 More than 1 year ago
Henry wants his own paper route because he wants something important to do. The action isn't gripping, but the characters are likable as always, and the sidestories are interesting: how Henry gets a kitten, how Henry succeeds (too well) with the school paper drive, how he befriends the new "genius" kid on the block, and, of course, how he deals with Ramona, whose 4-year-old ways provie an obstacle now and then. I think "Henry Huggins" and "Ribsy" are a bit better, but if you enjoy Henry and his straightforward way of looking at things, this one is worthwhile too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about an eleven year oldoy named Henry Hugins.One day Scooter,Henry's friend,was throwing newspapers and Henry asked what he was doing. He said he was a paperboy and Henry wanted to do it too,but he wsn't old enough.Henry went and told the boss of the Journal Newspaper that he could do it too.In the meantime,Henry couldn't pass up the offer of six kittens,a nickel a piece.Henry takes them home and his parents don't want them in the house,so he tries to give them away free with every newspaper,but it doesn't work.Many otheer problems start coming up,but in the meantime,Henry comes upwith an idea to be succesful paperboy and it invovles Ramona, a little girl Henry hates . henrychanges because he has found more of himself.He alsofound a way to be nice to Ramona,even though he hates her.He knows she can be useful, so he isn't as mean to her anymore. This story takes place onklickat street in a subdivison. The setting helps Henry because he has to deliver papers to to all the houses. I think the theme of the story wasthat you can do things even though you are young, and people can be useful even though you hate them.
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