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Fiery Ramona Quimby and the well-meaning Henry Huggins may clash, but in this delightful and hilariously told novel by Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, an unlikely compromise wins the day.Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. With a private space of their own away from everyone else—and even a top secret entry password—they're all thrFiery Ramona Quimby and the well-meaning Henry Huggins may clash, but in this delightful and hilariously told novel by Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, an unlikely compromise wins the day.Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. With a private space of their own away from everyone else—and even a top secret entry password—they're all thrilled with their boy fort. But Henry's about to find out that nothing—not even a sign—will keep gutsy Ramona out of their clubhouse…and her retaliation may just ruin Henry's newspaper career....

Title : Henry and the Clubhouse
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ISBN : 9780688213817
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Henry and the Clubhouse Reviews

  • Judy
    2019-04-23 02:23

    As part of My Big Fat Reading Project, I am reading my way through Beverly Cleary's books. The Henry series are for young readers aged 8-12.Good old Henry, the youngest paper boy in town, decides to build a clubhouse in his backyard, along with his friends Robert and Murph. But Murph doesn't like girls so he insists it be a "Boys Only" clubhouse.Henry as usual is juggling multiple problems: One of his good friends is Beezus, who is a girl. He has to keep his paper route going while also working on building the clubhouse. The paper route includes collecting from customers and he is trying to get up the guts to sign up new customers.Then there is Ramona, the troublesome younger sister of Beezus. She begins following Henry around on his route. Then one day she locks him in the clubhouse and won't let him out until her tells her the secret password. He has to get out so he can do his route that day.Henry's number one worry is that he wants his father to be proud of him. He bungles his way through and comes out a winner all around.What I liked best about this one is the way it shows how much kids worry. Harry Potter is a top worrier in children's fiction but here Henry takes second place as the world's most worried boy.

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-07 00:12

    Henry books are not as endearing as the Ramona series. Through Henry's eyes, Ramona is nothing more than a pest. I admire his pluck and his work ethic, and I'm happy to report that Henry is not as sexist as he was in Henry and Ribsy. Once again, though, I was bothered that a 1962 book got re-illustrated in 2007. So a kid who rides in a bathtub tied to a trailer hitched to a car . . . wears a bicycle helmet on his paper route?! Either make the drawings historically accurate or strive for a kind of vague agelessness! So many details tie this story to its era; I'm not sure why the drawings can't reflect that.I started reading this out loud to my seven-year-old, but she ended up reading the last chapters on her own. (I then had to finish it myself, so I could review it in good conscience!)

  • ABC
    2019-05-16 08:05

    I was planning to give this four stars, but by the end of the book, I loved it so much that I decided to give it five stars. I knew there was a reason Beverly Cleary was my favorite author when I was kid. It is not actually not that much about the clubhouse--it is more about the paper route and dealing with Beezus and Ramona. I just love Henry's resourcefulness and can-do attitude.Some things will seem outdated but hey, it was written in 1962. Back in the days when it was actually conceivable than an adult would allow a kid to ride in a bathtub tied to a trailer. EDITTED TO ADD: I miss the old illustrations. However, I can understand why they decided to update the illustrations. BUT!!!!!!!! Why, oh, why is it stil an all-white world that Henry lives in? There is nothing in Cleary's books that say all the characters are white. It just doesn't make sense.

  • Devon Flaherty
    2019-04-27 00:09

    The Henry Huggins series of books by Beverly Cleary. They are, in chronological order, Henry Huggins (1950), Henry and Beezus (1952), Henry and Ribsy (1954), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Henry and the Clubhouse (1962), and Ribsy. The Henry Huggins series contains the Ribsy series and meshes with the Ramona series.For our second--and the second largest--character series by Cleary, we moved from Ramona to Henry and his beloved dog, Ribsy. The first scene introduces Ribsy and he appears in all the books, more or less prominent.We were once again drawn into life on Klickitat Street in 1950s Oregon. We were once again lulled and charmed by the simple writing, the realistic characters, and the small things of suburban life. While we did enjoy the series, we found it did not quite live up to the Ramona series.HENRY HUGGINS SERIESA couple complaints: too many adverbs (those pesky, oft-unnecessary -ly words), and sometimes Huggins is a butthead. Yes, he is a little boy and little boys are often buttheads, but my kids were surprised by Henry's internal dialogues and how annoyed he is by anyone who gets in his way. He wouldn't act out, but he'd sure think some mean things. (Of course, this is all relative to the time period and place we are reading about. His being a butthead is nothing compared to some more modern characters and situations my kids might read about.)Also, Ramona is not entirely consistent with her character in her namesake series. Just a warning: you aren't going to fall in love with Ramona laterally.I honestly don't know if I have much more to say. Huggins was nice, but it was no Ramona. Cleary is nice, but she's at her best with Ramona. Read Ramona first, and if you want to stay in that world, try Huggins. Our favorite was Henry and the Clubhouse.***REVIEW WRITTEN FOR THE STARVING ARTIST BLOG***

  • Kate
    2019-05-12 01:11

    Review from an eight-year-old:"This is a book about a clubhouse and no girls allowed. Someone locked Henry inside on purpose because of this. I like the book because Henry and I have a lot in common and it's a funny story. My favorite part was when Henry got his name in the newspaper. I would rate this book 6 stars- the best!"8/5/13

  • Thomasin
    2019-04-25 03:10

    Four stars BECAUSE the book allowed some good conversation about Halloween costumes (culture is not a costume!) and the "no girls allowed" rule.

  • Karalynn Tyler
    2019-05-01 07:09

    The kids loved listening to me read this out loud. Cleary's books are classic and they should be a part of every childhood.

  • Eunyoung
    2019-05-12 00:27

    Another classic by the beloved children's book author, Beverly Cleary!I read this a long time- probably in elementary school but you can never go wrong re-reading Beverly Cleary's books. While there are so many current children's books out now that are great, there's something to be said about Beverly Cleary's books. Mainly, I think it's because they seem so wholesome- for lack of a better word. She write about a time when kids had paper routes and wrote letters by hand (and not texting on their phones or computers) and looked up words in an actual dictionary (not computer spell check!)Was it just me or was anyone else impressed by Henry and his two friends building a clubhouse from scratch? I barely know what materials I would need to fix a door never mind a clubhouse complete with windowpanes and door on hinges!This book's main character is Henry Huggins but the lovable Ramona makes her presence known throughout the book. Her antics make me laugh aloud. I probably think she's adorable because I don't have to be responsible for her! She would probably drive me insane as she does Henry, her sister Beezus and her mother among others :) I think this book should also include Henry's paper route. It feels like it's more about his paper route than his clubhouse. Beverly Cleary makes it easy to love her books and the illustrations are also fantastic! I always want to be a little kid again after reading her books.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-10 04:09

    A Beverly Cleary classic. Just the right length audio book.

  • Libby
    2019-05-15 01:17

    I read this out loud to my 6-year-old son and my 4-year old daughter occasionally listened, but wasn't as enthralled by it as some others we have read. My son did pay attention, but I felt he also wasn't as interested as others. I think this is a book for a very confident young reader, as the entire book was only 6 chapters long and each chapter was about 30+ pages - much too long for a reader new to chapter books. This was not a page-turner, in that each chapter sort of had its own plot that wrapped up by the end. I wish I had known this was #5 in a series that we had only read #1 of. I just picked another one with Henry in the title by Cleary, that the library had at the time. I also have "Henry and Ribsy", which we are going to read next, but if it's no better than this one, we probably won't read any more "Henry books".

  • Amahla
    2019-05-13 04:05

    Funny book but there are some now politically incorrect moments like Henry dressing up as an Indian for halloween. It was written in the 1960's.

  • Natelle
    2019-05-15 03:28

    Reading a book geared toward young children offers many advantages. First, it clears away some of the darkness from reading fiction geared towards adults, particularly if one enjoys crime and horror novels. Second, limited time doesn't pose as much of an issue since chapters can be read quickly in those few moments of alone time that life allows. Third, when one has children, it reminds us of the wonder and joy in the simplest moments of childhood. That being said, I enjoyed reading about Henry, his dog, and his friends as they built a clubhouse and enjoyed the learning experiences that come with it. And, of course, Beverly Cleary allowed us to see a little more of Ramona Quimby's vivacious personality through the eyes of her neighbor.

  • Christina
    2019-05-13 07:24

    I was never a big fan of the Ramona books, but the Henry Huggins books are just delightful. In this particular book, Henry decides to build a clubhouse. He finances the clubhouse through creative thinking and his beloved paper route and builds it with a couple of his friends, one of whom insists that there are "No Girls Allowed!" in the clubhouse. Henry somewhat reluctantly goes along with this, which has some interesting consequences for him. I found the ending of this particular Henry Huggins book especially satisfying, and the kids love Henry and Ribsy as much as I do. When we finished, they were clamoring to go back and read the whole set again!

  • Michael
    2019-04-30 05:06

    Paper routes, free-range children, writing letters to a TV show, all completely foreign today, yet there is great wholesome humor here that often operates on three or more levels. There's funny stuff for the little kids (Ramona's age), older kids (Henry & Beezus), and then for adults. My first revisit to Bev. Cleary books as an adult was delightful. Portland people get street name Easter eggs, also get to marvel at the idea of a 11-year-old using the city bus system independently .

  • Blaire Malkin
    2019-04-25 02:17

    Henry decides to build a clubhouse with his friends and has to balance working on that with his paper route. Ramona decides to follow henry on his paper route and he must cope with this as well. He learns to value both beezus and Ramona. There’s also a running joke about a mistaken name that cracked my 6 yo up every time.

  • Brandee Shafer
    2019-05-01 05:19

    Super entertaining and very heartwarming in terms of Henry's relationship with his parents. My favorite part is the bit in which Mrs. Huggins takes over Henry's paper route for a minute...and what Henry has to say about it. I laughed and laughed. And then I felt a little like crying. All of my little kids loved this on audio.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-16 04:03

    I think I have read this one before but it doesn't get old. hahaha It was a cute story

  • Monica Hocking
    2019-05-07 05:25

    This is another very good book in the series about Henry Huggins. Me am enjoying this series Very much!

  • Kerry
    2019-04-25 02:25

    I just have loved reading this series w H.

  • Ariane
    2019-05-03 08:00

    When you want to just chill out in your childhood....what a delight to find that Neil Patrick Harris is narrating.

  • Twyla
    2019-05-16 00:20

    My favorite part was when Ramona stopped pestering Henry and helped him to get his name in the newspapaer. My least favorite part was when Ramona locked Henry in his clubhouse

  • Amber Scaife
    2019-05-02 07:24

    Henry has trouble balancing his paper route, construction on his clubhouse, and dealing with Ramona the Pest.Charlie is such a fan of Henry Huggins. I love that he loves these books.

  • Danielle Schutte
    2019-05-11 02:07

    Good story about a boy his route and his friends.

  • Teri
    2019-05-13 08:15

    Still enjoying this trip down memory lane with my kids. The only thing I struggle with in this whole series is the obviously strict gender roles that permeate the story ("Beezus was sensible, for a girl", etc). Of course I recognize that this is representative of the time in which they were written, it just comes up a lot more than I expect and requires a bit of explanation for my kids. The story still holds up very well, and the kids are really enjoying it.

  • Mellanie C
    2019-05-01 06:08

    I registered a book at!

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-16 03:16

    This one is a bit problematic. Be prepared to talk with your child about "no girls allowed" and too much advertising on TV and media "Indians." Ultimately it has good lessons, but getting to them is not easy. And why doesn't Henry put Ribsy on a leash when they go somewhere, esp. somewhere important?!

  • Meredith Pocius
    2019-05-04 06:28

    What I thought about the book Henry and the Clubhouse was that it was a really good book because he got the help of Ramona to tell one of his paper route customers Mrs. Peabody his real name after she kept mistaking it as harry higgins. I also liked the fact that Mrs. Peabody wrote a letter in the editor section of his newspaper about how such a wonderful job he was doing and that it made Mr. Capper be come proud of him for being the youngest paper boy on the route who would think about doing such a nice thing for his customers and by helping take ramona home on his sled when she was tired of following him in the snow because it was so cold outside that day.

  • Amy
    2019-04-25 06:16

    Actual Rating: 3.5 StarsThis was enjoyable as usual. Beverly Cleary has such a knack for capturing childhood experiences. I really liked the interactions between Henry and Ramona. Overall, it wasn’t the strongest of Cleary’s books, but still fun.

  • Michelle Isenhoff
    2019-05-04 00:19

    This has been my favorite Henry Huggins book yet. Of course, Henry overlaps with the Ramona series. She’s his pesky little neighbor. And in this book, the two of them certainly clash!Henry obtained a paper route in the last book. In this installment, his after-school job is funding his building project – a clubhouse that he and his two best friends are building in his backyard. Male friends, because of the “no girls allowed” rule. Yet, Henry feels badly for Beezus, who isn’t so bad as girls go, and whose feelings have been hurt. Enter Ramona who locks Henry in his own clubhouse and won’t let him out until he teaches her the secret boys-only password! And she causes no end of trouble on his paper route. Even Henry’s best ideas to get rid of her backfire. But if it weren’t for Ramona, Henry wouldn’t have gotten his name in the paper…I love the innocence of Cleary’s books. They’re perfect read-alouds for six- to nine-year olds. The simple thrills of childhood – like building a clubhouse and sleeping in it in your very own sleeping bag – are just as fun for young kids now as they were in the last century. And the books are full of positive messages. Consider this clip from the final chapter:“‘Henry, I’m proud of you!” said Mr. Huggins. “I don’t care how much snow there is. I’m going right out and buy half a dozen papers so we can send copies of this (article) to your relatives.’‘Gee, thanks, Dad,” said Henry modestly. He had waited a long time to hear his father say he was proud of him.‘I’ll admit that when you took on the route and then got mixed up in building a clubhouse, I didn’t think you could handle it, but you’ve done a good job,’ said Mr. Huggins.Henry was pleased and at the same time a little embarrassed by this praise from his father.”There you have it. Responsibility, pride in one’s work, friends, family and a kid-pleasing story. Is there any wonder why I love these books?

  • Jennifer Margulis
    2019-04-25 08:28

    Henry Huggins is the youngest boy doing a paper route. He is desperate to do a good job, prove himself to the other, older boys, earn enough money to buy himself a sleeping bag, and also show Mr. Capper--and his father--that he is not too young to be a responsible paper boy. But life isn't easy for Henry. Henry is a boy with big ideas and even bigger self-doubts. When Ribsy gets attacked by a bigger, fiercer dog on his paper route, Henry has no idea how to respond and finds himself terrified of the dog; when the dog's owner, who happens to be one of his nicest clients, later calls him "Harry Higgins," Henry doesn't have the heart to correct her. And then there's the problem of Ramona. Ramona won't stop pestering him, no matter what Henry does to try to get rid of her.I've read this book at least four times now. The first time I read it was decades ago when I first learned how to read. This time I read it out loud to my 4-year-old daughter (actually she just turned five but we started reading it together when she was still four.) Though the story is a little old for her and she wasn't always as keen on listening to it as I was on reading it to her, she was fascinated by all of the parts that included little pesky impressionable Ramona and her exasperated older sister Beezus. We both laughed out loud at Ramona's antics, and shivered along with her when she got frozen in the snow.A clubhouse to build. A paper route to attend to. Halloween. Checkers to play with Beezus. This book, like all of Beverly Cleary's novels, has a straightforward storyline that presents a slice of life. Nothing earth shattering happens in her books but she manages to make the daily trials of the young children living on Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon intriguing to readers of all ages.