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Henry and Ribsy [Paperback]

By Beverly Cleary (Author) & Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
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Henry is promised a special fishing trip with his father if he can keep his dog, Ribsy, out of trouble for one month

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In this humorous and heartfelt novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, the bond between a boy and his dog proves strong, as Henry vows to stick up for Ribsy...even if he is a trouble-maker

From the first moment Henry found Ribsy, the curious mutt was poking his nose into things he shouldn't be. Whether terrorizing the garbage man, chasing cats, or gobbling Ramona Quimby's ice-cream cone, Henry's four-legged pal has walked himself into one problem too many. So when Henry asks his dad if he can go along on the big fishing trip, Mr. Huggins agrees, but on one condition: Ribsy must stay out of mischief for two whole months. Henry is confident in his loyal dog...until Ribsy goes overboard with his appetite for chaos...literally

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Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary & Jacqueline Rogers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 521

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1990
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  8-12
ISBN  0380709171  
ISBN13  9780380709175  
UPC  071001004991  

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More About Beverly Cleary & Jacqueline Rogers

Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

Beverly Cleary currently resides in Carmel, in the state of California. Beverly Cleary was born in 1916.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Dogs > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Cleary, Beverly
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Action & Adventure
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Boys & Men > Fiction
9Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

Reviews - What do customers think about Henry and Ribsy?

Great Read Aloud book  May 19, 2008
I have been reading this series as a bed time story for my 7 year old. He really enjoys it, as do I. Although written more than 50 years ago, the stories are timeless. My son has not complained! I grew up reading all the Ramona books, and enjoy the Henry series now. Ramona even shows up in this series, since they are neighbors. The chapters are about 30 pages long, I just read half a chapter each night. It is hard finding a series for boys, so I am always happy to review the ones we enjoy.
Good Ol' Fashioned Fun!   Nov 6, 2006
Henry and Ribsy is divided into 7 chapters and each works like a short story and all 7 weave together to build up to the larger tale and just like Henry Huggins, this book is a hilariously fun read!! As you read this book you'll find yourself wondering; Does a dog go to jail if he steals a cop's lunch? What happens if your dog thinks he is protecting your most precious possessions when the garbage man comes to collect the trash? What should your mother do when she gives you the worst home hair cut ever? What is the best way to pull out your loose canine teeth? What do you do when Ramona says the bone is a sammich and the dog wants it back? And will Henry be able to keep Ribsy out of trouble for two months so he can go salmon fishing with his father in September...and most importantly, if he does, will he catch that Chinook salmon he's been dreaming of? Henry and Ribsy is still as fresh and fun as when it was written does have a quaint 50's feel to it (kind of a Beaver Cleaver and family feel), but that's a good thing in this case...just good wholesome, FUN reading, heck even my daughter loved it! I rate it an A+ and recommend the adventures of Henry and Ribsy to all young readers!
Henry and Ribsy  Feb 11, 2006
I like this book because something bad would always happen, but Henry and Ribsy would always find a way around it. Although a boy would understand this book more,I liked this book alot. If you understand dogs no matter what they do, you will like this book a lot.
Henry and Ribsy  Nov 30, 2005
Henry and Ribsy is a great realistic fiction kids book by Beverly Cleary for boys/girls at ages 10-14. It's about a boy and his dog, Ribsy, that are best friends. The boy, Henry, wants to go fishing with his dad, but to go fishing he has to keep his dog out of trouble for two weeks. Scooter, his friend, said "You won't catch a fish", but Henry thinks he'll land a huge fish. The only thing standing in his way was Ribsy. Find out if he gets to go fishing or not.

By Korey in Corning
Brandon's Review  Oct 18, 2005

I like the book "Henry and Ribsy" because it is a great kid's story and a great fishing story.
This book is about a kid named Henry and his dog Ribsy. Henry wants to go salmon fishing but his dog gets in a lot of trouble with the neighbors. Henry's dad tells him that if Henry can keep Ribsy out of trouble for two months, his dad will take him salmon fishing. Henry keeps his deal and keeps Ribsy out of trouble for two months. Henry, Henry's dad, and Mr.Grumbie are now going salmon fishing. Will Henry catch a salmon, or not? Read the book and find out.
I think that people who like fishing and are kids about age 8-13 would like this book because it is a great fishing book with great details. This book is not a very difficult book to read, so if you have nothing to do one afternoon, pick it up.

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