A Girl From Yamhill: essay on style of Beverly Cleary

I’ve been revisiting the hilarious world of Beverly Clearly recently, with my five-year-old son.  Cleary spent her early childhood just a few miles up the road in Yamhill, Oregon, and the creek that runs behind my house is named for Cleary’s grandparents.  My short essay on Cleary’s style as a writer appeared in THE OREGONIAN newspaper’s Sunday Living section recently.  Read the article here.