The Question:

Has Beverly Cleary ever won a Newbery Award?

The Answer:

Yes. In 1991, Cleary's Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal for Best Book. In addition, Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were Newbery Honor books in 1978 and 1982.

We have a short biography of Beverly Cleary and a list of Newbery Medal winners. You also might like Beverly Cleary's official website.

—The Editors