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I had a bad time in school in the first grade. Because I had been a rather lonely child on a farm, but I was…
Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade. He was a lively person. My best friend appears…
We didn’t have television in those days, and many people didn’t even have radios. My mother would read aloud to my father and me in…
People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don’t really read children’s books.
I was an only child; I didn’t have a sister, or sisters.
I write in longhand on yellow legal pads.
I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
I just wrote about childhood as I had known it.
I rarely read children’s books.
I was a librarian.
Children want to do what grownups do.
I grew up before there were strict leash laws.
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I’m not sure that’s true, but I did share some experiences with her.
In my grammar school years back in the 1920s I used my ten-cents-a-week allowance for Saturday matinees of Douglas Fairbanks movies. All that swashbuckling and…
I think the best teachers had a real interest in the subject they were teaching and a love for children.
I read my books aloud before they were published.
I don’t ever go on the Internet. I don’t even know how it works.
I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind.
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