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Ramona's World (Ramona Quimby)

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Publisher Comments:

Ramona Quimby is sure fourth grade will be "the best year of her life, so far." She can show off her calluses from swinging on the rings in the park, sit across the aisle from the boy she calls Yard Ape, and enjoy her cheerful new teacher, Mrs. Meacham. Most exciting of all, Ramona has a new best friend, Daisy.

Fourth grade doesn't turn out quite the way Ramona has hoped. Mrs. Meacham wants her to improve her spelling. Ramona also must be a good role model for her baby sister, Roberta. And Mrs. Quimby wants her to spend more time with the super-perfect Susan. Fourth-grade life isn't always easy, but it's full of adventure, and at the end of it all — a "zeroteenth" birthday to celebrate!

Review:

"Considering that Ramona made her first title appearance in 1955, Cleary (along with illustrator Alan Tiegreen) has done a remarkable job of keeping her au currant. There are a few slips here — girls who are almost 10 are more likely to be watching MTV than dressing up as princesses and witches — but for the most part, this is just what readers have been waiting for: vintage Ramona." Booklist

Review:

"Despite a brief mention of nose piercing, Cleary's writing still reflects a secure middle-class family and untroubled school life, untouched by the classroom violence or the broken families of the 1990s. While her book doesn't match what's in the newspapers, it's a timeless, serene alternative for children, especially those with less than happy realities." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!

Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing to improve. Then a scary incident at a friend's house leaves Ramona feeling at fault. Who knew growing up could be filled with such complicated situations?

Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Synopsis:

The best year ever

That's what Ramona thought the fourth grade was going to be, but things aren't turning out as she hoped. Sure, she has a new best friend named Daisy. But how can she improve her spelling as her teacher insists, or be the role model for her baby sister, Roberta, that Mrs. Quimby expects? Fourth-grade life is full of adventure and challenges, and at the end of it all—a "zeroteenth" birthday to celebrate!

About the Author

BEVERLY CLEARY was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and, until she was old enough to attend school, lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. After graduation from junior college in Ontario, California, and the University of California at Berkeley, Mrs. Cleary entered the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle. There she specialized in library work with children. She was Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, until she married Clarence Cleary and moved to California. The Clearys are the parents of twins, now grown.

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in 1983. Her Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively. The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children, featuring bronze statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy, was recently opened in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380732722
performance Read:
Tiegreen, Alan
Author:
Tiegreen, Alan
Author:
by Beverly Cleary and Alan Tiegreen
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Author:
Rogers, Jacqueline
Author:
Dockray, Tracy
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Situations - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Ramona Quimby (Paperback)
Series Volume:
55
Publication Date:
20130319
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.42x5.46x.56 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 240 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380732722 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Considering that Ramona made her first title appearance in 1955, Cleary (along with illustrator Alan Tiegreen) has done a remarkable job of keeping her au currant. There are a few slips here — girls who are almost 10 are more likely to be watching MTV than dressing up as princesses and witches — but for the most part, this is just what readers have been waiting for: vintage Ramona."
"Review" by , "Despite a brief mention of nose piercing, Cleary's writing still reflects a secure middle-class family and untroubled school life, untouched by the classroom violence or the broken families of the 1990s. While her book doesn't match what's in the newspapers, it's a timeless, serene alternative for children, especially those with less than happy realities."
"Synopsis" by , Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!

Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing to improve. Then a scary incident at a friend's house leaves Ramona feeling at fault. Who knew growing up could be filled with such complicated situations?

Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

"Synopsis" by , The best year ever

That's what Ramona thought the fourth grade was going to be, but things aren't turning out as she hoped. Sure, she has a new best friend named Daisy. But how can she improve her spelling as her teacher insists, or be the role model for her baby sister, Roberta, that Mrs. Quimby expects? Fourth-grade life is full of adventure and challenges, and at the end of it all—a "zeroteenth" birthday to celebrate!

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