Ramona and Her Mother
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Ramona and Her Mother

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by Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers, Alan Tiegreen, Alan Tiegreen
     
 

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Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her! Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus.

But with her parents' unsettling quarrels and some spelling trouble at school,

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Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her! Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus.

But with her parents' unsettling quarrels and some spelling trouble at school, Ramona wonders if growing up is all it's cracked up to be. No matter what, she'll always be her mother's little girl…right? This warm-hearted story of a mother's love for her spirited young daughter is told beautifully by Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Poor Ramona! Not quite eight, but half past seven, this enthusiastic dynamo is feeling one powerful emotion: unloved. Her older sister, Beezus, seems to do everything right--at least as far as Ramona's mom is concerned. So Ramona gloats just a bit when Beezus causes a stink about not being allowed to visit a professional hair stylist, instead of having her hair cut at home. When Ramona's mom goes back to work, and her dad hates his new job, other frictions visit on the Quimby household, making both girls worry that their parents are headed for divorce. Cleary keeps this book hopping, jumping easily from scenario to scenario. Its success, as in Cleary's other Ramona books, is in pulling our heartstrings and making us laugh. Readers will hoot as Ramona squirts every last drop from a new toothpaste tube--just because she always wanted to. We also see her nearly barf in the backseat of the car, and dye herself and her friend Howie bright blue. But it is when Ramona threatens to run away and her mother helps her pack, that we root hard for little "Nobody likes me!" Ramona. Of course, Mrs. Quimby has a trick up her sleeve: "You tricked me!" cries Ramona. "You made the suitcase too heavy on purpose. You don't want me to run away!" Of course not, says her mother: "I couldn't get along without my Ramona." Neither, I suspect can readers.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-Ramona, in her own inimitable and highly entertaining way, tries to understand the world around her and overcome the difficult situations in her life. When she mistakenly arrives at the conclusion that nobody loves her, she thinks about leaving home. She's even more surprised when her mother helps her pack her clothes. In any language, children will relate to this winning heroine. The beautifully written prose translates smoothly into Spanish, and the black-and-white line drawings are the same as in the English edition.-Alexandra Gomez, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688221959
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
Ramona Series, #5
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
407,685
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet 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.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Carmel, California
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1916
Place of Birth:
McMinnville, Oregon
Education:
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Ramona and Her Mother 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, like any Ramona Quimby book, is funny, touching, and heartfelt. Cleary is a great author who writes for children in an honest, humorous way. I've loved these books for years, and as an adult, they are still good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story has a very good storyline. I think that this is one of the best books ever written, because it always puts me in a good mood when I read about Ramona. I have been reading all Ramona books since I was very young and I have always and will always love them.
Glenna Ingle More than 1 year ago
love all the ramona books but this is especially sweet! love it, read it! : D
Lee Ann Hodges More than 1 year ago
ramona. and her mother is my fave book in the whole series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 10 year old and my name is Ramona . I thought I had one of the most unusual names until I found this series now I own every book from Beezus and Ramona, to Ramona's World
Imani Kellman More than 1 year ago
I love dis book
Madelyn Edlund More than 1 year ago
Ramona and Beatrice is a good book. But ramona and her mother is my FAVORITE!!!!
Madison Pearson More than 1 year ago
it was a really sweet book.
Ximena Lopez More than 1 year ago
it was the best book ever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Cant get along without my Beezus," was a quote from Mrs.Quimby one day when they were having brunch. It kinda set off a bomb. Cause' Ramona felt jelouse. One of my favorite parts in this book was the GREAT HAIR ARGUMENT. I also liked when they forgot to turn on the crock-pot and Mr. and Mrs. Quimby get into an argument. Ramona and her mother is a heart warming story about a girl and her mom. At the end Ramona fells like her teacher betrayed her because she left her pajamas at school and she thought the teacher told her mom so Ramona tries to run away. In the movie I think seleana gomez totaly pulled it off. That is my opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really great book. It teaches kids that even though it may seem like no one likes you, they really do care.
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I think this is a great book. You should read it. It is full of funnyness. I rilly like it.
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It very nice how you keep your mouth shut the mather Go out from my bed puty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ramona isss sssuper good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun filled book . Trust me read this book you will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poop bad book never
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss the back of you hand three times repost this on three other books and look under you pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times repost this on three diffrent books and look under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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This book is so awsome , and ramona is adorable cute And witty! _Faith egan
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Good book i am rating this because it is a good book