“No grown-up has ever captured a kid’s attention, and imagination, more masterfully that Beverly Cleary.” — Jeff Kinney
It’s hard to imagine my childhood without a Beverly Cleary book in hand and I was beyond thrilled to find out about these reissued editions of the Henry Huggins series with Louis Darling’s original illustrations. They feature meaningful forewords written from the heart by Jeff Kinney, Marla Frazee, Cece Bell, Jarrett J. Krozoscka, Tony DiTerlizzi and Tom Angleberger. Louis Darling’s drawings are a window to our own childhood experiences—the joy Beverly Cleary’s stories brought to our early reading lives—and a way to share them with our own children who are eagerly getting to know Henry and the kids of Klickitat Street. Read the foreword to the reissued editions of Henry and the Paper Route and Ribsy by Jeff Kinney Cece Bell in this Publishers Weekly article.