From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition
"I learned a valuable lesson when the Keds shoe people sponsored a local contest for the best essay about an animal. I wrote mine, about the beaver, on little three-inch-square pieces of paper. And I won—because nobody else had entered the contest. That was a great lesson. Sometimes you're way ahead by just trying." -Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary, Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy, compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus, 2009. (p.21)
Wanderer-Werke Continental typewriter
1960 Royal FP typewriter (last line only)
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 book jacket
7 1/2" x 10 5/8"