Author Beverly Cleary’s works are beloved by generations of young children, many of whom are now adults, and her stories are just as good today as they were when she wrote them long ago. You may already know that Mrs. Cleary is from Oregon; she is one of the most celebrated and famous people from Oregon. However, you may not know where she was born and where she grew up. She is a small town girl who went on to become internationally famous! Read on to learn more about her, her books, and her childhood in Oregon.

Beverly Cleary was and is a national treasure and we are not only lucky to have many of her amazing books to remember her by, but we are also lucky to be able to claim her as an Oregon native! Now, go read (or re-read) one of her books. Even as an adult, you’re sure to find them entertaining and enjoyable.

Are you now wondering what other famous people are from Oregon? Here’s a list of 12 that may surprise you!

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