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Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling, Tracy Dockray

Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. In this irresistible boy's adventures, children everywhere see themselves.

During one unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, readers will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street-including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona-and enjoy lots of funny happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming book is a classic!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688213855
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Series: Henry Huggins Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,261,969
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
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.


Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon


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

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Henry Huggins 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, funny stories. My 5th grade teacher read Henry Huggins stories to us in class. They are classics. I am 66 years old now and have never forgotten how funny and enjoyable Beverly Cleary's books were. Highly recommed.
Reader-Mom More than 1 year ago
Henry Huggins is a book that at the beginning teaches you a lesson. Henry Huggins is part of a series. If you like Henry Huggins, you might like the others. I like this book and I gave it to my cousin. He liked it, too. If you want to try it, I recommend it to you. Olivia Age 6 1/2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was great. One of the parts in the book was about henry taking his dog ribsy to a dog show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally one of the best books eva!!!!!! All of beverly cleary books portray kids thoughts culture and life extremely accurately!!! A MILLION STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doreen McKenna More than 1 year ago
You should get this book for only 5.99 your kids will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because it was funny and interesting.It's about Henry finding a dog and getting in more trouble then he used to. For example, Henry was playing catch with his friend and his dog made him throw it in the car by barking and started him. If you like reading about animals and realistic fiction this is one of the best books. If you ever read this book you should tell family and friends to read this book too.
Anonymous 8 days ago
It tells you facts about guppies and some facts about catfish. It is verry imformative. But most of all its really funny/silly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How old are you? Cause I know who that is to.
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Its saying i got the whole book, but it wont open
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sure the whole book is funny but the sample is so short
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Henry Huggins is the best book I ever read by BClery 100% !!!
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