Henry Huggins #2020

Henry Huggins By Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray Henry Huggins In the first novel from Newbery Award winning author Beverly Cleary boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy wit
  • Title: Henry Huggins
  • Author: Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray
  • ISBN: 9780061972232
  • Page: 294
  • Format: ebook
  • Henry Huggins By Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray In the first novel from Newbery Award winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief.Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice cream cone.In the first novel from Newbery Award winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief.Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice cream cone From that moment on, the two are inseparable But when Ribsy s original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry s faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy
    Henry Huggins By Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray
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    1. Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray

      Beverly Cleary born April 12, 1916 is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice Beezus , Henry Huggins, and Ralph S Mouse.Beverly Cleary was born Beverly Atlee Bunn in McMinnville, Oregon When she was 6, her family moved to Portland, Oregon, where she went to grammar and high school She was slow in learning to read, due partly to her dissatisfaction with the books she was required to read and partly to an unpleasant first grade teacher It wasn t until she was in third grade that she found enjoyment from books, when she started reading The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins Thereafter, she was a frequent visitor to the library, though she rarely found the books she most wanted to read those about children like herself.She moved to California to attend the University of California, Berkeley, and after graduation with a B.A in English in 1938, studied at the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she earned a degree in librarianship in 1939 Her first job was as a librarian in Yakima, Washington, where she met many children who were searching for the same books that she had always hoped to find as a child herself In response, she wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, which was published in 1950 Beezus and Ramona, Cleary s first novel to feature the Quimby sisters as the central focus of the story, was published in 1955, although Beezus and Ramona made frequent appearances in the Henry Huggins series as supporting characters.In 1940 she married Clarence T Cleary and they moved to Oakland, California The Clearys became parents to a set of twins, Marianne Elisabeth and Malcolm James, in 1955 Clarence Cleary died in 2004 Beverly Cleary currently lives in Carmel, California.She has also written two autobiographies, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.


    1. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Cleary s wholesome debut novel shines with innocence in its depiction of a winsome young boy and his mischievous dog.

    2. When my mom got it on CD at a book sale for our library, we got it Then we took the train to Utah I listened to it on the way home The problem was that CD two was so scratched up that I had to go to CD 3 So, I had to have the Library order it for me so I could read chapters three and four I really think that in the last chapter, Finders Keepers, was one of the most exciting of them all, where Risby, The dog, had to decide which boy he wanted for his master And as I listened to the talk with Beve [...]

    3. ISBN was reused, my HC from 1978 has boy leaning against bus stop obelisk, Ribsy peeking out of bag Only the innocence and the prices date this, imo There s no reason children today can t get a kick out of the pair s adventures with riding the bus, guppies, the school Christmas operetta, and Then there s the very special ending which still chokes me up And Louis Darling s illustrations are perfect Read it aloud with your family If your kids are grown, read it to your dog, your fish, or your inn [...]

    4. Published in 1950, this book takes you back to a time when an ice cream cone cost a nickel, kids bought horse meat for their dogs at the pet store, and a third grader could run all over Portland by himself Henry is just an average kid with a tendency to get himself into interesting situations He finds a skinny mutt and, after checking with his mom, brings him home on the city bus Chaos ensues He buys two guppies at the pet shop and ends up with a bedroom full of canning jars filled with guppies [...]

    5. I never did read any of the Henry Huggins books when I was a kid, and boy, did I miss out My 7 year old daughter said she wanted to give this book 4 1 2 stars, and when I asked her why not 5 stars, she said, Because it wasn t long enough So, given that the only problem was that the book left her wanting , I think 5 stars is a fair rating for both of us.I really loved how good natured Henry is I m not sure how old he is in the book maybe 5th grade He is basically an all around good kid As we watc [...]

    6. The Luckiest Girl, Beverly Cleary s Young Adult novel from 1958, was one of my favorite books in my preteen years After re reading it a few months ago, I decided to read her middle grade books as research for the memoir I am writing Henry Huggins was the first of these and the first book she published.I don t remember reading it as a child but I very well may have because it is about a boy who got a dog I wanted a dog so much when I was in third grade that I convinced my friend across the street [...]

    7. I forgot how much I loved this book Henry Huggins brings back good memories of being a kid Like Henry, my friends and I spent our time outside, and usually had some fun project going Henry just seems like the kind of boy that every kid would want for a friend He had a great dog, good business sense, and a lot of spunk This is a great book for kids and a fun way for parents to remember the joys of being a kid.

    8. I am so sad that I missed this book as a kid because I loved it now, as an adult I was a HUGE Beverly Cleary as a kid, so I have no idea how I passed by this one I m just glad I finally found it Beverly Cleary is simply THE BEST, there s no other way around it You can tell that she knew understood children, which is why she remains so popular among them With regards to this particular book, I fell in love with Henry and Ribsy Henry is such a likeable, clever, adventurous, and ambitious boy, and [...]

    9. Read this with Theo 5 a few months ago in an optimistic beginning of reading chapter books aloud at night I thought it might be a little old for him, but we both enjoyed it I had not read it, although I ve read most of her books I have several others lined up for us Stuart Little, Charlotte s Web, The Boxcar Children, Ramona the Pest, Ralph S Mouse , I just need to get to it and keep at it Bedtime is so crazy Is there a better time to read chapter books out loud together Ida 3 likes it too Other [...]

    10. This was cute I m not necessarily a fan of dog stories in general, but I like how the focus was on Henry s relationship with Ribsy, and how he eventually became a member of the community I enjoyed the guppy story especially Of course, this book is a bit dated and from a simpler time or so we call it now , but I think there s still enough here for today s children to enjoy.

    11. Me 5 starsSon age 11 5 starsDaughter age 6 5 starsWe all loved this book I don t think I ever actually read Henry Huggins when I was a kid, but I did read a lot of other Beverly Cleary books Henry and his dog Ribsy are both lovable characters, and the situations and solutions they find themselves in are just good clean fun My kids laughed at the typical exclamations from this time period golly , gee whiz , and jeepers And the narration by Neil Patrick Harris was perfect.

    12. I am currently working my way through a Beverly Cleary boxed set with my nearly 6 year old boy We moved on to Henry Huggins after finishing the motorcycle trilogy Personally, I think Huggins is considerably better Both Henry and Ribsy are genuinely likeable, and the scrapes they get into are both innocent, believable, and amusing As each chapter encapsulated a complete short story, it also worked better as a read aloud As an adult I enjoyed the nostalgic aspects of the book It is set about the t [...]

    13. Henry Huggins Henry Huggins 1 by Beverly Cleary Dell 1979 Fiction Children s introduces the reader to a boy in the third grade in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, all the kids walk to the school on the corner, and all families have two parents with a stay at home mother Henry, of course, is Everyboy in Everytown his hometown combines the best parts of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show , Lake Wobegon, Leave It To Beaver except there s no Eddie Haskell , and Brigadoon The Henry [...]

    14. It seems somewhat surprising that I never read any of these books when I was growing up It wasn t like they weren t around or anything Still this was a part of childhood that I passed right by so it is somewhat surprising for me to be reading them now I became interested in reading these after watching the Romna and Beezus movie which was pretty amusing So in response to that I went and found the first book by the author and read it I picked it up from the Library and had at it I found the intro [...]

    15. This book details the adventures of Henry Huggins and his new found dog, Ribsy I re read this book in preparation of introducing it to my five year old nephew First, let me just say that I m a sucker for tales about a boy and his dog The characters are so likeable, and they sure get into some fun messes I also really liked the introduction to this book added in 2000 it wasn t in the edition I read as a kid My only criticism is that I wish the updated version wouldn t have specified the meat they [...]

    16. Originally posted on bibliophyte bibliophyte 2012 From page one, with his gloomy outlook on life and case of third grade ennui, you can t help but love Henry Huggins His extreme propensity for accidents, combined with complete obliviousness, firmly cement Henry as one of the most memorable characters from children s lit at least as far as I m concerned I remember reading about him in grade school, wishing I had a friend like him, and asking my mom for pet guppies She said no Fast forward a few y [...]

    17. Henry Huggins is about Henry and his dog Ribsy Ribs for short Henry finds Ribsy in front of a drugstore Henry has to take Ribs home on the bus But to his disappointment he has to have Ribsy in a box to take him home in the bus Henry and his friends are not nice to each other This book is very enjoyable and well paced Sam Kuntz

    18. Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullA couple of years ago, Audible had a great sale on children s audiobooks I ended up getting most of Beverly Cleary s books for about 4 apiece I ve been reading the Ramona books with my seven year old twins, so we ve decided to listen to the Henry Huggins books when we drive around town Beverly Cleary might be best known for her Ramona series, but she wrote the Henry Huggins books almost twenty years before Ramona s first book The girls were excited to [...]

    19. This was my FAVORITE Beverly Cleary book as a kid I loved it It includes how Henry found Ribsy, and a challenge at the end that has always stuck with me But as an adult, I couldn t find it I d confused it with the book Henry and Ribsy, which is something else altogether So it was a really special treat to read this with my daughters Reading it as an adult, I was surprised by how dated it was It felt so current to a kid reading it in the 80s, who didn t understand money and prices But it was writ [...]

    20. This audio version of Beverly Cleary s first book, Henry Huggins, is fantastic Neil Patrick Harris does a great job as the narrator He really brought the book to life, and made me laugh out loud several times with his expressive voices for some of the minor characters It s been so many years since I first read Henry Huggins that I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it in audio I also loved the introduction by Beverly Cleary and the interview with her at the end My one complaint would be that the book [...]

    21. The first book Beverly Cleary ever wrote It is a little dated here and there, but still a great book I love that Henry has to do things on his own such as find places for his guppies to live If Henry was my kid, I know I would just buy a tank for the guppies There is a wonderful old fashioned feel to these books.The pictures are not the ones I remember They have been completely redone They are slightly multicultural and show kids wearing bicycle helmets.

    22. My eight year old loved this book I know he loved it because he hardly moved while I read it to him, a sure sign he was listening intently Each chapter is a bit of a mini story which makes it great if you want to read just a chapter or are reading other books at the same time We are looking forward to the next in the series.

    23. Read this as a read aloud to my class, they loved it The language gee, jeepers is funny to them but I think the simplicity is what they enjoyed when we talked about it being published in the 50s It was a nice trip down memory lane for me also, as I loved the Beverly Cleary books when I was in elementary school.

    24. I read this to honor Beverly Cleary, who turned 100 this year Because of a book challenge to read a book published the year I was born, I researched many books I was totally amazed to find this book on the list Never dreamed that Beverly Clearly was 100 years old In reading the introduction to this, her first book, I gained a great respect for her.

    25. Read almost a chapter each night My 6 yo was engaged, and I liked the characters and the story Her favorite was the pink dog, and her least favorite was the last story about Ribsy because it made her sad She thought about how she would feel if it was her dog and her friend in that situation no spoilers I loved that afterward she remembers the stories and put them into context.

    26. Review from an 8 year old It s about a boy who finds a dog who ran away from his real owner s aunt and uncle I like this book because it s about a boy and a dog and I wish I had a dog My favorite part was when the two boys were fighting over the dog I would give this book 4 stars 6 28 13

    27. We really enjoyed listening to this on CD read by Neil Patrick Harris Kate immediately requested another Henry Huggins book.

    28. This book was one that my third grade teacher, Miss Sydenstricker read us a chapter a day of It got me hooked on Beverly Cleary and I still love it I can still hear Miss S reading it aloud

    29. I learned that getting a dog is real hard work My brother and sister have no idea what it will take They are both afraid of dogs but want one They should read this book.

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