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Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins (original 1950; edition 2007)

by Beverly Cleary (Author)

Series: Henry Huggins (1)

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When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.
Title:Henry Huggins
Authors:Beverly Cleary (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2016), Edition: 50th ed. Illustrated., 192 pages
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Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary (1950)


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Beverly Cleary's first book, "Henry Huggins" holds up remarkably well in 2021, considering it was published in 1950. The most notable element dating it is that Henry frequently goes to the pet shop to buy horse meat to feed his dog. (Pretty sure no pet shop today would sell horse meat!)
It is a simple collection of six short story-like chapters about 3rd grader Henry Huggins, and his dog, Ribsy. The chapters are a little funny, a little sweet, and very much in tune with the way kids that age behave, be it 1950 or today. ( )
  fingerpost | Feb 28, 2021 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Although Henry has fun going to the Y and swimming and things, he feels like nothing exciting ever happens to him. But then one day he meets a stray, thin, rambunctious dog and names him Ribsy. Little does Henry know of all the excitement he'll be in for now in Henry Huggins by author Beverly Cleary.

Wow! I've read a couple of other Henry books before, but I didn't know (or didn't remember?) that this one is actually the first book Cleary ever had published, back in good ol' 1950.

It's a fun and pleasant read overall, and a little nostalgic for a reader like me. Typewriters, telephone booths where you can make a call for a nickel, and a young hero who says things like, "Gee, Dad, that's swell!" Yeah, I laughed out loud a couple good times (Henry is hilarious for trying to write that letter), and it was great to see sisters Beezus (Beatrice) and Ramona where they actually first appear in a book. Been there all the time, but, hey, it's new to me!

I'm like the author in that the Ramona books that come later are my favorites of Cleary's work. But what a nice introduction this book is to Henry, Ribsy, and the gang on Klickitat Street. ( )
  NadineC.Keels | Jan 3, 2018 |
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Cleary, Beverlyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caruso, BarbaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Darling, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palacios, ArgentinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Patrick, Harris NeilNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tiegreen, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wejberg, RiittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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