Jessica Esch
May 2021

From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition 

Original Statement:
"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 wonbecause nobody else had entered the contest. That was a great lesson. Sometimes you're way ahead by just trying." -Beverly Cleary

Beverly ClearyFunny 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"

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