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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.See all Product Description
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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).Read more ›
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My 3rd grader started reading this series. Probably a Grade 2 -4 level. It brings back memories b/c I read them as a kid!Published 18 months ago by Greener Living Products
Ramona Quimby Age Eight
In the book Ramona Quimby Age 8 Beverly Cleary tells the life of Ramona. Ramona is a short brown haired, brown eyed eight year living in the city. Read more
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is a great book. The book is about a girl named Ramona, her sister, Beezus, and her mom and dad. Read morePublished on May 15 2003
My 8 year old son and I read together about 3 hours a week and this book is definitely one of the most touching books in the Ramona series. We've both grown to love Ramona Quimby. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003
I loved this book as a child. My mother bought it for me when I was 8 and had pneumonia, so I definitely related to the part when she threw up in the classroom (as I almost did). Read morePublished on June 25 2002 by Aileen
I have happy memories of reading this book aloud to my father when both of us were sick with stomach flu. Read morePublished on May 23 2002 by Penny Thoughtful
We are: We are three third grade girls who live in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We are writing this review with our Literature Circle teacher. Read morePublished on May 10 2002
I like Beezuz because she could be a good sister,she is funny and really not patient.Did I say she bothers Ramona a lot? Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002
I like Beezus,because she cueld be a good sister she is funny and really not paychons.I think the book is funny because of the way characters act in the stor. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002