S7 just finished reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. She flew through this book in less than two days.

When she got to the end, S7 read the author biography. She discovered that Ms. Cleary was born in Oregon and wanted to know if it was near where we were earlier this summer. We found that McMinnville is just south of Portland and that we were very near there when we were visiting my aunt. We also looked up Beverly’s website and read a little about her life. S7 did not realize that she had also written The Mouse and the Motorcycle, so she had to go back and check her copy to see if Beverly’s name was on the cover (it was!)



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