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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harperkids Ent (Jan. 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061894060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061894060
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 2.6 x 18.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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From the first day of third grade, when Ramona Quimby meets her eventual nemesis Yard Ape, life moves on at its usual wild pace--usual for the boisterous Ramona, that is. Soon she is accidentally squashing a raw egg into her hair at the school cafeteria, being forced to play Uncle Rat with her annoying young neighbor, and, worst of all, throwing up in her classroom. The responsibilities of an 8-year-old are sometimes daunting, especially in a family that is trying to squeak by while the father goes back to school. But Ramona is full of too much vim and vigor to ever be down for long.

In her second Newbery Honor Book about Ramona (the first was Ramona and Her Father), Beverly Cleary presents another slice of the Quimby family life. Author of more than two dozen children's books, Cleary has a true knack for understanding the tangle of thoughts and emotions in a child's mind and heart. Empathic, witty, and astute, she has earned many other awards, including the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Alan Tiegreen's clever line drawings have charmed countless readers of Cleary's books over the years, and his style is now inextricably tied to hers. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone."-- "Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms H on June 10 2011
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Ramona is so funny and clever for kids to read. She is very excited to go to her new school but not everything turns out the way she thought it would. Her dad really needs peace and quiet. Her mother always has a difficult time with Ramona and her sister Beezus. Beezus always wants what she likes best and wants to get everything her way and so does Ramona. This always causes trouble. I have a question for the author - why did Ramona care so much about her Dad's eraser? Maybe she cared so much about it because it was supposed to give her good luck. Find out what happens to the eraser when you read this book! Ramona Quimby is a good book because kids learn to be strong and to stand up for themselves. Ramona is a very good character, not too boring and very mischievous. One of my favourite parts is when Ramona throws up!!
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This was a great book because it is about a girl and some of the things that happen to her during 3rd grade. Her dad used to be a check out person at the grocery store, now he is going back to college. Her mom works at a doctors office. Her older sister Beezus just started middle school. Money is tight in the Quimby house and Ramona and Beezus try to help out as much as they can. Some bad things happen to Ramona. One day at lunch she cracks an egg against her haed and realizes that it is not hard boiled and it meeses up her hair. The she gets sick and throws up all over her desk at school. The Quimby's car gets sick and needs a new transmission and it costs a lot of money. One rainy Sunday tha Quimbys decide to go to Whopperburger for dinner and a nice old man pays for their dinner. They realize that they may not have money but they sure do have love! Ramona Quimby, AGe 8 is a good book for kids to read becuase a lot of the same things that happen to Ramona could happen to us!
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By Faye on Sept. 1 2002
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A characteristically enjoyable Ramona book. Obviously Beverly Cleary has never forgotten what it's like to be a kid. She's very good at showing that children have feelings and thoughts of their own and how children can be both petty and noble. Also, Cleary never talks down to her young readers, using such words as "reflect" and "apparent," which not all grade-schoolers might be familiar with. I think her books are very aspirational, showing children that they can be more than they are. Ramona, to me, is the embodiment of aspiration, with her creativity, imagination, and talent for self-actualization. When I have children I will have them read all the Ramona books, especially my daughters. I want them to read about girls who are strong and self-reliant. I liked this book because it introduced the character of Yard Ape, who is described as "sturdy" and "smart and lively," the perfect foil to Ramona herself. I must say I didn't see why this book got a Newbery Honor; I enjoyed other books in the series more, like Ramona and Her Mother, and the other Newbery Honor book, Ramona and Her Father. But I still enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it to readers of all ages.
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Ramona Quimby is eager to be grown up and treated with respect. The main character in Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is the youngest child in a family of four and has just started the third grade. Ramona finds that being in third grade at a new school does not prove to be one hundred percent fun as she had anticipated. Along with school, Ramona finds life frustrating at home, with her parents constantly worrying about money and her older sister Beezus constantly in a bad mood. However, Ramona discovers that no matter how bad things may be, she can always turn to her family for the help and love that she needs. Ramona's main worry throughout the novel is school, especially her teacher, Mrs. Whaley. Ramona loves to be the center of attention, but manages more than one time to attract more looks than even than even she can enjoy. At one point Ramona, in an attempt to crack a "hard-boiled" egg on her head, ends up with runny egg-mess all over her face. After the incident, she overhears her teacher referring to her as the "nuisance." Not long after the egg incident, Ramona manages to make another scene when she vomits in class. Ramona is devastated by these events, and turns home for comfort. She tells he parents about the incidents. In the 1999 Children's Literature in Education, Linda Benson exemplifies the notion of home support. She states, " both her mother and her father let her know that the egg incident and the throwing up were not intentional and therefore not the nuisance that intentional behavior would have been" (25). With the support of her family, Ramona is able to return to school with her head held high. Though Ramona seeks home for comfort from the stresses of everyday life, she finds that home can be a stress in itself.Read more ›
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Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. New York: Avon Books, 1981.
Benson, Linda. "The Hidden Curriculum and the Child's New Discourse: Beverly Cleary's Ramona Goes to School. Children's-Literature-in-Education. 30.1 (1999): 9-29.
Mackey, Margaret. "Ramona the Chronotope: The Young Reader and Social Theories of Narrative." Children's-Literature-in-Education. 22.2 (1981): 97-109.
The Newbery Award-Winning novel, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary, paints a vivid picture of the distresses of childhood. Ramona is a tenacious third grader, learning the ins and outs of the social confines of elementary school. Evolution of her character occurs through the novel as she comes to terms with her identity and self-expression primarily by means of trail and error. Often, her energy and self-confusion is channeled through her own literacy. Literature serves as the vehicle for Ramona to focus her negative and inadequate feelings. Once she has done this successfully, she is able to share her love of literature with others. As are most third graders, Ramona is challenged to learn the social rules of the elementary school classroom. Much of this challenge stems from her own feelings of incompetence which is supplemented by her perception of herself based upon how she feels others see her. For instance, in one portion of the book, Ramona assimilates herself into the third grade by cracking and egg that she assumes is hardboiled on her head. Seconds later, it is very apparent that the egg was indeed not hardboiled. With egg oozing down her face, she trots to the school office to get cleaned up. While there, she overhears her teacher say, "What a nuisance" (Cleary 68).
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