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The World of Beverly Cleary
The site with the most-est on this beloved author.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

http://www.beverlycleary.com/index.html

CONTENT:
Beverly Cleary is the author of award-winning books for elementary students. This site offers information about her, excerpts from her books, profiles of her many intriguing characters, and fun activities for kids.
AESTHETICS:
This site has attractive graphics, many of which include characters and illustrations from the author's books. Text is large and easy to read.
ORGANIZATION:
This site is well-organized. There is a navigation bar that remains consistent throughout the internal pages.
REVIEW:
This site will be enjoyable for any fan of Beverly Cleary's books and characters. There is a neighborhood map with links to the characters' homes, schools, and other settings. Clicking on these links will lead visitors to an excerpt from a related story. The character section gives readers the opportunity to explore all the books in which the character appears, read a Fact File about the character, and take a trivia quiz. There is also a section -- available in pdf format -- with resources for teachers. In addition, students or teachers can plan a Ramona party using resources from this site. Downloadable signs, name tags, and other supplies are accompanied by games and activity ideas.
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