“As a child, I very much objected to books that tried to teach me something. I just wanted to read for pleasure, and I did. But if a book tried to teach me, I returned it to the library,” she tells Nicholas Kristof.
I was obsessed with Beezus and Ramona when I was a child. Chances are, you were, too. Every time I hear the word “imagination”, I think of a dragon with lollypops coming out of its back. Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary.