Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Humor (Fiction.) HTML: Fiery Ramona Quimby and the well-meaning Henry Huggins may clash, but in this delightful and hilarious novel by Newbery Medalâ??winning author Beverly Cleary, it's an unlikely compromise that wins the day. Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. With a private space of their own, and a top-secret password required for entry, the boys are relieved to finally have a hang-out spot they don't have to share. But Henry's about to find out that nothingâ??not even a signâ??will keep gutsy Ramona out of their clubhouse...and her retaliation may just ruin Henry's newspaper career. Don't miss the beloved classic Henry Huggins books from Beverly Cleary. These are truly timeless classics that stand the test of time and still leave readers 7-13 smil
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The chapters start out with Henry forgetting about his paper route and winding up riding through town in a bathtub, then Henry and Ribsy making the acquaintance of the new neighborhood dog, we follow them on Halloween night, on a day of collection for his newspaper route, through his building of the clubhouse (with a strict No Girls policy) and his run in with Beezus and Ramona as a result (hilarious), Henry's clever "solution" to Ramona's pestering, and how he wound up with a little shadow! Overall the stories are clever and humorous in a way that I think kids genuinely appreciate and relate to!
Where does he find materials for his clubhouse? How does it turn out? What's up with that huge stuffed owl? What's it like to ride through town in a bathtub? How hard is a paper route? Will Henry ever get that sleeping bag? If you want to know you simply must read Henry and the Clubhouse, you won't be disappointed! These stories were written in the 1950's and 60's, so money matters are a bit off, but the rest is charming and the overall themes, humor, and childhood joys, frustrations and embarrassments have held up so wonderfully over the years...these books are great for girls and boys! I give this one an A+, another fine Henry Huggins adventure!
Reading Level: 5.6
Beverly Cleary has written over 20 books in a series that alternate between main characters. In this book, Henry Huggins and his friends build a clubhouse. The book takes place over the span of half a year and you can really see the changes that take place in both Henry
Another fun read by Beverly Cleary.
Henry and his friends build a clubhouse; Henry faces his responsibility as a paperboy to sell subscriptions as well as deliver them; Henry deals with an aggressive dog in the neighborhood; he has a battle of wills with Ramona (and if you've read other books in either series, you know in advance who will win such a battle... until Henry comes up with a novel idea, which leads to the funniest episode in the book.
Originally published in 1962, the book has aged remarkably well. Young readers may not fully grasp the idea of a "paperboy," though it is detailed enough for them to catch on.