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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (Mar. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380709147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380709144
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,261,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beverly Cleary spent her early childhood on a farm in Oregon where no books were available until her mother opened a library with books from the State library. Beverly resolved to become a librarian and to write when she grew up. She fulfilled both ambitions, working as a children's librarian before going on to become one of America's best-selling children's authors. Beverly has won many prestigious awards including the American Librarians' Association Laura Ingalls Wilder award.

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HENRY HUGGINS stood by the front window of his square white house on Klickitat Street and wondered why Sunday afternoon seemed so much longer than any other part of the week. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. P. Henstock on 23 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
Henry and Beezus is another of Beverly Clearly's great books for children. Henry Huggins wants a bike. His friend Beatrice ("Beezus") Quimby is helping him to raise money for it - helped and hindered by Beezus's unpredictable little sister Ramona! The story begins with a really funny episode about Henry's dog, Ribsy, and a neighbour's barbeque. Then Henry becomes a bubble gum king - but things don't work out as he intended! Then - how can a dog get a parking ticket? Henry has to find out and get that sorted out! There are lots of other entertaining situations in this book. Henry has to face an auction - and even to eat dog food - before getting his bike in the most amazing and funny way anyone can imagine!

This is one of the Henry Huggins stories - but now we are really getting to know Beezus and Ramona, and there are lots more great books to follow starring them. Read all these books in Beverly Cleary's Klickitat Street saga - and enjoy!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Best Book I Have Ever Read! 18 Nov. 2002
By L Moseley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Library Binding
On a scale of one to ten Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary is a twenty. That is why I am going to try to persuade you to read this wonderful book. The first reason you should read this book is because once you pick it up you just cannot put it down. It has so many funny things that happen to Henry, Beezus, and Ramona that you cannot wait to read what happens next. Now I am going to tell you a little about this book. It is about a boy, Henry, who wants a new bicycle. His parents cannot afford to buy him one so he decides to find a way to get the money himself. If you want to know how he gets the money you will have to read the book. But don't think that reading a book about a boy that gets money to get a bike is boring. In this book Beverly Cleary makes it so much more interesting. So if you want a book that you can read that will bring the kid side out of you again, read Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A humorous book. 3 Mar. 2005
By Ms. Marik's Class - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Are you bored of mystery books? Well, get Henry and Beezus. It's the most funny book ever. It's about Henry wanting a bike and earning it. Henry finds lots of bubble gum packages and sells them. But a lot of kids at school are tired of them. Then Scooter goes to camp while Henry is taking his route to deliver Journals on the neighbors' front door step. Then Henry is dared to eat Woofy Dog Food. After that Henry has won beauty tickets, so Henry sold his beauty tickets and got his bike. --Andrea Arauza, Aimee Lopez, Shelly Newman and Diana Ruiz in Ms. Marik's 6th grade class
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Another Classic Adventure! Wonderfuly Timeless Reading! 1 Dec. 2006
By Amy Aldrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Oh how we love Henry Huggins! My daughter (age 8) just adores these books! Our most recent read, Henry and Beezus didn't disappoint. Told in the same chapter style as the previous books, we start out with Henry and is dog getting into more trouble...this time with the neighbors and their roast and where Henry swears to his friends that he'll have a bike as nice as Scooter's. From there we follow Henry on a raccous, fun-filled set of adventures which involve him striking gum gold, untraining Ribsy to fetch the paper (hileraious), a dog and his parking ticket, an awesome and funny bike auction, and finally the boy who ate dog food! In this group of stories, Ramona and her sister are also key players in each adventure and they lend a nice touch to this particular set of stories. Will Henry get that spiffy red bike he's got his eye on? Will he ever save enough money...or will Ribsy and Ramona "help" him right out of his chance to get it? Since this story, like others in the series, was written in the 1950's, it has a dated "leave it to beaver" feel...but that's also a great deal of the charm. They are clean cut, the kid's respet their parents and take their problems to them...and whey they get in trouble, even though they somtiems lie...there is always discussion and rational solving of the issues. I like that and apparently so does my daughter. I give it an A+, another classic that is sure to keep right on pleasing kids for years to come!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Family Favorite 28 Aug. 2007
By B. Bauer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is one of those children's books that grownups love to read to children and children love to read over and over again. We're into a third generation of Beverly Cleary fans. This book is especially great if you've been struggling to find something to read to a six year old boy!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Henry and Beezus 6 Nov. 2014
By Rachel McElhany - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love Beverly Cleary. My mom read the books, then read gave her books to me to read and now I’m giving them to my son to read. I read this book out loud with my son. Even though he’s perfectly capable of reading by himself, he loves the snuggle time of reading with mama.

This was a fun little book. Each chapter finds Henry trying a different tactic to earn enough money to buy himself a bicycle. Beezus helps him but definitely has a supporting role in the book – it isn’t really Henry and Beezus as best buddies like the title implies. Beezus always has her annoying little sister tagging along – a little preview of how ornery she’ll be in her own books.
My son and I loved comparing life in the 50s when this book was first published to life today. For instance, Henry sells gum to his friends at two pieces for a penny. A bag of chips cost a dime. My son thought this astounding but he knew this was a REALLY long time ago because his mom wasn’t even born yet.

I loved the wholesomeness of this book. That the kids in it were basically nice and said things like “jeepers”. No one was sassy to their parents like in so many middle-grade books today. This is a great book to read and discuss with your middle grade reader.
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