Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Beverly Clearly!

I was just scrolling through my google reader when I saw this picture of Beverly Cleary and my heart did a panicked little jump.  For a moment I thought it might be the Beverly Clearly article, the final one—she's not exactly a spring chicken after all.  But then I clicked the link and found that in honor of her 94th birthday SLJ interviewed her and got various contemporary writers to send her birthday greetings.

The whole thing is making me tear up a little.  It reminds me of how I once wrote dozens of drafts of a fan letter but in the end couldn't send it to her because it was just so sappy and you-changed-my-lifey that I embarrassed myself, and also realized that she probably get millions of such letters a week and is totally over it.  In any event, I'm grateful she exists.

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