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The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona's World Kindle Edition
Whether a long-time fan of Beverly Cleary or a newcomer to her award-winning books for children, this eight-book digital collection of the complete Ramona Quimby series will be a perfect addition to any bookshelf.
Kids everywhere feel connected to Ramona's unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, encounters bullies at school, and puts up with her bossy older sister. The scrapes she gets herself into—like wearing pajamas to school or accidentally making egg yolk shampoo—are funny and heartwarming, and sometimes embarrassing. No matter what, Ramona's lively, curious spirit shines through.
Titles included in this collection: Beezus and Ramona; Ramona the Pest; Ramona the Brave; Ramona and Her Father; Ramona and Her Mother; Ramona Quimby, Age 8; Ramona Forever; Ramona's World
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Kids everywhere feel connected to Ramona's unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan's curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape's teasing. The scrapes she gets herself into&;like wearing pajamas to school or accidentally making egg yolk shampoo&;are funny and heartwarming, and sometimes embarrassing. No matter what&;Ramona's lively, curious spirit shines through.
The appeal of the Beverly Cleary's stories about Ramona Quimby havenever faded. For the first time, all eight of Beverly Cleary's Ramonatitles are now included in one box set:
Beezus and Ramona
Ramona the Pest
Ramona the Brave
Ramona and Her Father
Ramona and Her Mother
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
About the Author
Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B012S7R4PG
- Publisher : HarperCollins (April 5, 2016)
- Publication date : April 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 33821 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 869 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #94,282 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017
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Well, they're good. *Of course* they're good. People have been loving and praising Ramona for decades. But they weren't quite what I expected. From reading my friends enthusiasm about Ramona, I expected her to be a kind of wild and crazy kid, a child Lucy Ricardo. (For those too young to remember, Lucy Ricardo was the central character of the TV show I Love Lucy, played by Lucille Ball. I'm guess even the young folks will have heard of I Love Lucy -- if not, google it.)
But she's not. Ramona is a very ordinary kid. Yes, she has a lot of imagination, and yes, she's not superenthusiastic about traditional girl's play, and yes, she gets in trouble with her teachers and parents at times. But all of that is quite ordinary. And that's what makes Ramona great. She is believable and relatable. You cannot imagine yourself as Lucy Ricardo, probably. But you can imagine yourself as Ramona, or her sister Beezus (nickname for Beatrice) or her parents. It's a real look at the inside of a 4-year-old's or 10-year-old's head and heart.
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017
The sequels didn't come along until I was grown. I saw the movie a few years ago and decided I'd better read the sequels, but forgot about it until the publicity over Mrs. Cleary's death last spring. The stories are great; every bit as interesting as Beezus & Ramona and sometimes even more so as life evolves in the Quimby household. We go year by year through the the struggles of the two girls and their parents, the death of their cat, the birth of a new baby and Aunt Beatrice's wedding - and Ramona isn't such a little girl any more - but
always manages to get into
some sort of trouble.
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I do recommend reading these aloud to your child though - otherwise you 'll be missing a treat!