Ribsy Goes Retro

This fall, HarperCollins Children’s Books will reissue hardcovers of Beverly Cleary’s, Henry Huggins series with forewords by contemporary authors and illustrators. They will speak about the impact of her stories, but the best part is that the books will feature the original illustrations by Louis Darling.

I loved her books!

When Cleary was asked, in what year do your books take place? The only answer she could give was, “In childhood.” The Mouse and the Motorcycle passed the two generation test in our household.  Little did I know as a kid in western Pennsylvania that the author was in Oregon and the scenes portrayed by Louis Darling captured the feel of the Northwest, which would one day become my home. 

 

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