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It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out — and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working — everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?

Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this...With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl's first crush.

Synopsis:

Jane has a date ... with handsome Stan Crandall!

Quiet Jane is amazed when a new boy in school, Stan Crandall, rescues her from a baby-sitting dilemma. And when Stan calls to invite her to the movies, she is thrilled. Her excitement is soon overwhelmed by a flurry of worries. What should she wear? Will her parents embarrass her? Is she grown-up enough for a boy like Stan? A taste of exotic Chinese food, a tired blue jalopy, and a case of appendicitis all figure in to this lively story of first romance.

Synopsis:

The worries, joys and anguish of a 15-year old's first experience with love is sensitively portrayed.

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. Her mother arranged with the State Library to have books sent to Yamhill and acted as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. There young Beverly learned to love books. However, when the family moved to Portland, Beverly soon found herself in the grammar school’s low reading circle, an experience that has given her sympathy for the problems of struggling readers.

By the third grade she had conquered reading and spent much of her childhood either with books or on her way to and from the public library. Before long her school librarian was suggesting that she should write for boys and girls when she grew up. The idea appealed to her, and she decided that someday she would write the books she longed to read but was unable to find on the library shelves, funny stories about her neighborhood and the sort of children she knew. And so Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and her other beloved characters were born.

When children ask Mrs. Cleary where she finds her ideas, she replies, "From my own experience and from the world around me." She included a passage about the D.E.A.R. program in Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (second chapter) because she was inspired by letters she received from children who participated in "Drop Everything and Read" activities. Their interest and enthusiasm encouraged her to provide the same experience to Ramona, who enjoys D.E.A.R. time with the rest of her class.

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 2003 National Medal of Art from the National Endowment of the Arts and the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Her Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively.

Among Mrs. Cleary's other awards are the American Library Association's 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Catholic Library Association's 1980 Regina Medal, and the University of Southern Mississippi's 1982 Silver Medallion, all presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. In addition, Mrs. Cleary was the 1984 United States author nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, a prestigious international award.

Equally important are the more than 35 statewide awards Mrs. Cleary's books have received based on the direct votes of her young readers. In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. This witty and warm author is truly an international favorite. Mrs. Cleary's books appear in over twenty countries in fourteen languages and her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. And her popularity has not diminished. HarperCollins Children’s Books recently announced that the film option for Cleary’s classic book character, Ramona Quimby, had been sold to Fox 2000 and Denise DiNovi Productions. In addition, Portland, Oregon has proudly created The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children featuring bronze statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy, in the park where Beverly used to play.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380728046
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
McKeating, Eileen
Author:
by Beverly Cleary
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Dating (social customs)
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Stories
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Dating
Subject:
First loves
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Avon Camelot Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
Nr. 2
Publication Date:
20070102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.93x4.85x.54 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 208 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380728046 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jane has a date ... with handsome Stan Crandall!

Quiet Jane is amazed when a new boy in school, Stan Crandall, rescues her from a baby-sitting dilemma. And when Stan calls to invite her to the movies, she is thrilled. Her excitement is soon overwhelmed by a flurry of worries. What should she wear? Will her parents embarrass her? Is she grown-up enough for a boy like Stan? A taste of exotic Chinese food, a tired blue jalopy, and a case of appendicitis all figure in to this lively story of first romance.

"Synopsis" by , The worries, joys and anguish of a 15-year old's first experience with love is sensitively portrayed.
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