Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and lived on a farm .The little town near the farm did not have a library. Her mother started a little library in a lodge room over the bank. This is where Beverly Cleary learned to love books.
When children ask Beverly Cleary where she finds her ideas for her books, she replies, “From my own experience and from the world around me.”
To find out more check out her website here