Stories

The Late Beverly Cleary Wrote ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Books

ADVERTISEMENT

Author Beverly Cleary recently passed away at 104 years old. She was best known for her Ramona series books, however, she also wrote several children’s books based on the show Leave It to Beaver!

She wrote three Leave It to Beaver books in the ’60s. Do you remember these books? The titles are Leave It To Beaver, Beaver and Wally, and Here’s Beaver! The iconic series was in black and white, but the books were published in color which was a delight to many fans.

ADVERTISEMENT

Beverly Cleary wrote several ‘Leave It to Beaver’ books

ADVERTISEMENT

Many of the books were very reminiscent of the series. For instance, in one of the books, Beaver finds his baby picture, which happens in the 1959 episode “Baby Picture.” The books were all basically adapted by the series. Beverly was asked by someone else to write the books, so they weren’t actually her favorite to write.

RELATED: Beloved Author Of ‘Ramona’ Series Beverly Cleary Dies At Age 104

‘Leave It to Beaver’ book / Amazon

She once said, “One morning, the telephone rang and it was this man in New York saying would I consider turning ‘Leave It to Beaver’ scripts into fiction. In my exhaustion [I said], ‘Well yes, I’ll consider it.’ And he said, ‘Good, I’ll fly out and see you.’ That rather stunned me. But I met him.”

She added, “It was boring work. They wanted a certain number of words and I’m not used to writing prose by the yard… I cut out dear old Dad’s philosophizing.”

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

How Is Lisa Marie Presley In A $16 Million Debt Despite Inheriting Her Father’s Millions?

Aside from being a singer-songwriter and author, Lisa Marie Presley is well known because her…

4 hours ago

Did Dr. Nick Cause Elvis Presley’s Death?

Dr. Nick played an important and significant role in Elvis Presley's life. The doctor, whose…

6 hours ago

Danica McKellar Shares A Surprising Selfie With Another Former Hallmark Star

Danica McKellar and Candace Cameron Bure were once popular stars in the '90s. Danica was…

7 hours ago

Denise Richards Wears America Flag-Themed Bikini To Celebrate 4th Of July

Denise Richards took to Instagram to celebrate Independence Day while promoting the launch of her…

8 hours ago

See Michael Douglas As Benjamin Franklin In Upcoming Apple TV+ Series

Apple TV+ is working on a new series featuring Benjamin Franklin. Michael Douglas is set…

10 hours ago

Reba McEntire And Former ‘Reba’ Co-Star To Reunite For New Lifetime Movie

Reba McEntire is getting ready for another reunion with her former Reba co-star Melissa Peterman.…

12 hours ago