HarperCollins to Publish New Editions of 3 Beverly Cleary Novels

By Maryann Yin 

Mouse & Motorcycle (GalleyCat)In April of this year, Beverly Cleary will celebrate her 100th birthday. To honor the popular children’s books author, HarperCollins released new editions of three of her titles: Ramona Quimby, Age 8, The Mouse and The Motorcycle, and Henry Huggins.

According to a post on Cleary’s Facebook page, the publisher recruited three female writers to create new forewords: Amy Poehler, Judy Blume, and Kate DiCamillo. All of the books will also feature an exclusive interview with Cleary.

The publisher also has a new edition of Cleary’s memoir, A Girl From Yamhill, slated for release on Apr. 5. It was originally published in 1988. (via Entertainment Weekly)