Ramona's World

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Nine-year-old Ramona's world is getting bigger by the day. She absolutely can't wait to start fourth grade and tell everyone about her new baby sister, Roberta—and to show off her amazing playground skills.

Once she gets to school, even the realization that she is bad—nay, rotten—at spelling doesn't discourage her. She has old friends, like Howie and Yard Ape, and a new best friend, Daisy, who doesn't get mad when Ramona causes a calamity. With...

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Nine-year-old Ramona's world is getting bigger by the day. She absolutely can't wait to start fourth grade and tell everyone about her new baby sister, Roberta—and to show off her amazing playground skills.

Once she gets to school, even the realization that she is bad—nay, rotten—at spelling doesn't discourage her. She has old friends, like Howie and Yard Ape, and a new best friend, Daisy, who doesn't get mad when Ramona causes a calamity. With pals like these, the scary task of being a responsible big sister won't faze Ramona.

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary brings the beloved Ramona Quimby back for another year of troubles and triumphs. This new edition of Ramona's World boasts lively new illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers—and a world of fun, love, and friendship.

Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham's class.

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Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
There's never been anyone quite like Ramona Geraldine Quimby! And now, the irresistible, irrepressible star of Beverly Cleary's best-loved and bestselling series is back -- in the paperback version of her first book in 15 years. Now, Ramona is a fourth grader, struggling with her spelling; feuding and flirting with her old nemesis, Yard Ape; and joyfully making her first real girlfriends. She's also dealing with life as a middle child -- coping with her teenage sister, Beezus, and their new baby sister, Roberta -- and simply learning about growing up. But through it all, Ramona remains funny, outspoken, and amazingly real! Ramona's World is out of this world...a book that's definitely worth the wait!
Newsweek
Grown-ups...will welcome the return of the mischeviousmelodramatic heroine after a 15-year hiatus...
Trudi Miller Rosenblum
In this installment, Ramona gains a new baby sister, makes a new best friend, quarrels and then makes up with big sister Beezus, has a slight crush on Yard Ape(her nickname for a boy she's been playing with since kindergarten) and endures the highs and lows of fourth grade. Stockard Channing, who narrated the previous Ramona books, has a good feel for the material, conveying the spunkiness and occasional whininess of this spirted little girl.
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Although it's been fifteen years since Ramona Forever, only two months have passed for the heroine herself, now armed for fourth grade with news of her new baby sister, Roberta. On the one hand, Mrs. Meacham loves Ramona's composition about Roberta; on the other, the teacher corrects Ramona's spelling in front of the whole class. And thus goes Ramona's year, a collection of ups and downs leading to her tenth birthday: "'That's a teenager, sort of,' said Ramona. 'Zeroteen. That's a double-digit number.'" This latest book about Ramona lacks the immediacy and tart style of its predecessors; Cleary here seems intent upon making Ramona (and Beezus) more typical than individualized. Too, passing references to nose-piercing and Velcro seem anachronistic: the sisters are otherwise untouched by life as we know it in the nineties (is Beezus really attending her first boy-girl party in the ninth grade?). While fans may welcome this Ramona redux, it's disappointing to see how innocuous she's become. r.s.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cleary's first Ramona novel in 15 years opens as this strong-willed heroine enters fourth grade, determined to find herself a best friend. A new girl at school named Daisy fits the bill perfectly and costars in two of the novel's liveliest scenes: she and Ramona vacuum Daisy's cat, and while the two play a game of make-believe in the attic, Ramona's legs break through the floor and dangle over the dining room table. Though the precocious nine-year-old is on relatively firm ground at school "By the fourth grade she had learned to put up with teachers", Ramona resents the emphasis that this year's teacher places on correct spelling, tries to tolerate the seemingly perfect Susan and--very realistically--alternately feuds and flirts with classmate Danny whom she calls Yard Ape because he "acted like an ape on the playground". On the home front, Ramona stews over her mother's preoccupation with a new baby and rolls her eyes at how sister Beezus now a high-schooler tends to integrate her newly acquired French vocabulary into conversation. A couple minor subplots seem dated e.g., Beezus takes dancing lessons from her father in preparation for her first boy-girl party, to which she wears a blouse with ruffles, but most of Ramona's triumphs and traumas are timeless and convincingly portrayed. "I am a potential grown-up," declares this spunky protagonist on her 10th birthday, proudly trotting out one of her challenge words in spelling. Fans will hope that Cleary has many more growing pains and pleasures in store for Ramona before this potential is realized. 100,000 first printing. Ages 8-up. Aug. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
The first day of fourth grade held great promise for nine-year-old Ramona Quimby. She met a new friend, noticed there were no spelling words on the blackboard, and her teacher selected her composition to read aloud. However, spelling words, the bane of Ramona's existence, showed up on the second day. By the end of the day, she disliked her teacher and felt unloved by her mother who was was coddling her crying baby sister Roberta. It looked like a very long school year. We follow Ramona's ups and downs through the year as she and Daisy solidify their friendship. Ramona continues maturing through the story but still maintains her indomitable spirit. While this book can be read independently, it is even more enjoyable if the other "Ramona" books are familiar. Cleary is adept at taking everyday events and making the reader see the humor and delight in simple things. Everyone will want to visit with this old friend.
Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
In this re-illustrated version of the 1999 book, Ramona is in fourth grade and growing up. She still gets into scrapes and needs rescuing—such as the time when she falls part way through the ceiling while playing at her friend's house—but increasingly her family is telling her to "cope." Perhaps I should state upfront that I am a big fan of Beverly Cleary and the true humor found in her books, especially Ramona. And this book enchants fans like me, but it is not as seamless as the earlier books. Cleary spends more time saying that Ramona feels upset or lonely instead of showing us how those emotions are expressed in the life of the fourth grader. That said, it is worth every second to watch Ramona maturing through another year. Ramona becomes savvy enough to understand a boy's teasing is a form of greeting; she becomes a problem solver, figuring out how to release her baby-sister who is stuck in the cat—condo; and along with her friends she continues to think it is cool to have calloused hands because calluses prove how much time one has spent walking hand-over-hand on the playground equipment. Ramona is cool.
Newsweek
Grown-ups...will welcome the return of the mischevious, melodramatic heroine after a 15-year hiatus...
Enicia Fisher
Don't kick the summer reading habit: Beverly Cleary has written the perfect accompaniment to back-to-school days....Fans will hope Cleary and illustrator Alan Tiegreen continue their portraits of Ramona as she enters her teenage years
The Christian Science Monitor
Kim Hubbard
As soothing as a Brady Bunch re-run but cleverer by far, Cleary's long awaited addition to the popular series will leave pre-teen girls clamoring for more.

People

Kirkus Reviews
Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she's as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or "zeroteen," as she calls it). Her older sister Beezus is in high school, baby-sitting, getting her ears pierced, and going to her first dance, and now they have a younger baby sister, Roberta. Cleary picks up on all the details of fourth grade, from comparing hand calluses to the distribution of little plastic combs by the school photographer. This year Ramona is trying to improve her spelling, and Cleary is especially deft at limning the emotional nuances as Ramona fails and succeeds, goes from sad to happy, and from hurt to proud. The grand finale is Ramona's birthday party in the park, complete with a cake frosted in whipped cream. 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. (Fiction. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688168162
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Ramona Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 309,166
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. 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. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

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.

Biography

Beverly Cleary was inadvertently doing market research for her books before she wrote them, as a young children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington. Cleary heard a lot about what kids were and weren’t responding to in literature, and she thought of her library patrons when she later sat down to write her first book.

Henry Huggins, published in 1950, was an effort to represent kids like the ones in Yakima and like the ones in her childhood neighborhood in Oregon. The bunch from Klickitat Street live in modest houses in a quiet neighborhood, but they’re busy: busy with rambunctious dogs (one Ribsy, to be precise), paper routes, robot building, school, bicycle acquisitions, and other projects. Cleary was particularly sensitive to the boys from her library days who complained that they could find nothing of interest to read – and Ralph and the Motorcycle was inspired by her son, who in fourth grade said he wanted to read about motorcycles. Fifteen years after her Henry books, Cleary would concoct the delightful story of a boy who teaches Ralph to ride his red toy motorcycle.

Cleary’s best known character, however, is a girl: Ramona Quimby, the sometimes difficult but always entertaining little sister whom Cleary follows from kindergarten to fourth grade in a series of books. Ramona is a Henry Huggins neighbor who, with her sister, got her first proper introduction in Beezus and Ramona, adding a dimension of sibling dynamics to the adventures on Klickitat Street. Cleary’s stories, so simple and so true, deftly portrayed the exasperation and exuberance of being a kid. Finally, an author seemed to understand perfectly about bossy/pesty siblings, unfair teachers, playmate politics, the joys of clubhouses and the perils of sub-mattress monsters.

Cleary is one of the rare children’s authors who has been able to engage both boys and girls on their own terms, mostly through either Henry Huggins or Ramona and Beezus. She has not limited herself to those characters, though. In 1983, she won the Newbery Medal with Dear Mr. Henshaw, the story of a boy coping with his parents’ divorce, as told through his journal entries and correspondence with his favorite author. She has also written a few books for older girls (Fifteen, The Luckiest Girl, Sister of the Bride, and Jean and Johnny) mostly focusing on first love and family relationships. A set of books for beginning readers stars four-year-old twins Jimmy and Janet.

Some of Cleary’s books – particularly her titles for young adults – may seem somewhat alien to kids whose daily lives don’t feature soda fountains, bottles of ink, or even learning cursive. Still, the author’s stories and characters stand the test of time; and she nails the basic concerns of childhood and adolescence. Her books (particularly the more modern Ramona series, which touches on the repercussions of a father’s job loss and a mother’s return to work) remain relevant classics.

Cleary has said in an essay that she wrote her two autobiographical books, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet, "because I wanted to tell young readers what life was like in safer, simpler, less-prosperous times, so different from today." She has conveyed that safer, simpler era -- still fraught with its own timeless concerns -- to children in her fiction as well, more than half a century after her first books were released.

Good To Know

Word processing is not Cleary's style. She writes, "I write in longhand on yellow legal pads. Some pages turn out right the first time (hooray!), some pages I revise once or twice and some I revise half-a-dozen times. I then attack my enemy the typewriter and produce a badly typed manuscript which I take to a typist whose fingers somehow hit the right keys. No, I do not use a computer. Everybody asks."

Cleary usually starts her books on January 2.

Up until she was six, Cleary lived in Yamhill, Oregon -- a town so small it had no library. Cleary's mother took up the job of librarian, asking for books to be sent from the state branch and lending them out from a lodge room over a bank. It was, Clearly remembers, "a dingy room filled with shabby leather-covered chairs and smelling of stale cigar smoke. The books were shelved in a donated china cabinet. It was there I made the most magical discovery: There were books written especially for children!"

Cleary authored a series of tie-in books in the early 1960s for classic TV show Leave It to Beaver.

Cleary's books appear in over 20 countries in 14 languages.

Cleary's book The Luckiest Girl is based in part on her own young adulthood, when a cousin of her mother's offered to take Beverly for the summer and have her attend Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, California. Cleary went from there to the University of California at Berkeley.

The actress Sarah Polley got her start playing Ramona in the late ‘80s TV series. Says Cleary in a Q & A on her web site: “I won’t let go of the rights for television productions unless I have script approval. There have been companies that have wanted the movie rights to Ramona, but they won’t let me have script approval, and so I say no. I did have script approval for the television productions of the Ramona series…. I thought Sarah Polley was a good little actress, a real little professional.”

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    1. Also Known As:
      Beverly Atlee Bunn (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Carmel, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 12, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      McMinnville, Oregon
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Chapter One

Ramona Spreads the News

Ramona Quimby was nine years old. She had brown hair, brown eyes, and no cavities. She had a mother, a father, a big sister named Beatrice who was called Beezus by the family, and — this was the exciting part — a baby sister named Roberta after her father, Robert Quimby.

"Look, at her tiny fingernails," Ramona marveled as she looked at the sleeping Roberta, "and her little eyebrows. She is already a whole person, only little." Ramona couldn't wait for the first day of school so she could spread the news about her baby sister.

That day finally came. It was a warm September day, and Ramona, neat and clean, with lunch bag in hand, half skipped, half hopped, scrunching through dry leaves on the sidewalk. She was early, she knew, but Ramona was the sort of girl who was always early because something might happen that she didn't want to miss. The fourth grade was going to be the best year of her life, so far.

Ramona was first, to arrive at the bus stop in front of Mrs. Pitt's house. Mrs. Pitt came out the front door and began sweeping her front steps.

"Hi, Mrs. Pitt," Ramona called out. "Guess what! My baby sister is two months old."

"Good for her," said Mrs. Pitt, agreeable to a baby in the neighborhood. Babies did not scatter candy wrappers or old spelling papers on the lawn in front of her house.

Ramona pretended she was playing hopscotch until her friend Howie, who was already familiar with Roberta, joined her along with other children, some with their mothers, who were excited about the first day of school. "Hi, Ramona," he said, and leaned against a tree in thestrip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. He opened his lunch bag and began to eat his sandwich. Ramona knew he was doing this so he wouldn't be bothered carrying his lunch.

"Little boy!" Mrs. Pitt called out. "Little boy, don't you drop any papers or orange peels in front of my house. And stay off my grass!"

"Okay." Howie took another bite of his sandwich as he moved to the sidewalk. Howie was not easily excited, which Ramona sometimes found annoying. She was often excited. She liked to be excited.

When the yellow bus stopped, Ramona was first on board. She plunked herself down on a seat across the aisle from another fourth grader, a boy named Danny who was wearing a white T-shirt with Trail Blazers printed on it. Ramona called him Yard Ape because she thought he acted like an ape on the playground. She was glad he had not moved away during the summer. "I have a new baby sister," she informed him.

Yard Ape closed his eyes and hit his forehead with the palm of his hand. "Another Ramona," he said, and groaned.

Ramona refused to smile. "You have a little brother," she reminded him.

"I know," answered Yard Ape, "but we just keep him for a pet."

Ramona made a face at him so he wouldn't know she liked him.

When Ramona jumped off the bus at Cedarhurst School, she greeted old friends, most of them in new, or at least clean, clothes for starting the fourth grade. When she saw Janet, whom she had often seen in the park during the summer, the two girls compared calluses on the palms of their hands. "Your calluses are really big," said Janet, impressed.

It was true. Ramona's calluses were hard and yellow because she lived close to the park, where she often went with Beezus and her mother and Roberta on warm summer days. She worked hard at the rings — pump, pump, swing, pump, pump, swing--and by the end of summer she was able to travel down the line of rings and back again.

"There's Susan," cried Janet, and ran to join her. Reluctantly Ramona followed. "Hi, Susan," she said, eyeing Susan's short blond curls.

"Hi, Ramona," answered Susan. Neither girl smiled. The trouble was the grown-up Quimbys and Susan's parents, the Kushners, were friends. Ramona did not know what Mrs. Kushner said, but her own parents often said things like, "Now, you be nice to Susan," "Susan is such a well-behaved little girl," or "Susan's mother says Susan always sets the table without being asked." Such remarks did not endear Susan to Ramona. There was more. In kindergarten Susan did not like Ramona, who could not resist pulling the long curls she had at that time and saying, "Boing!" as she released them. In first grade, when the class was making owls out of paper bags, Susan copied Ramona's owl. The teacher held up Susan's owl to show the class what a splendid owl Susan had made. This seemed so unfair to Ramona that she crunched

Susan's owl and found herself in trouble, big trouble. So how could anyone expect the two girls to befriends? As Ramona expected, the calluses on Susan's hands were so small they could scarcely be seen.

ThenRamona saw a new girl who was standing alone. A new fourth grader, Ramona decided, and because she admired the girl's long fair hair she wentover to her and asked, "What's your name?"

"Daisy," answered the girl. "Daisy Kidd." When she smiled, Ramona saw that she was wearing bands on her teeth. "What's your name?"Daisy asked. As Ramona told her, the bell rang, ending their conversation.

On her way to the fourth grade Ramona passed her former classroom, where the teacher was standing outside the door welcoming her new class. When she saw Ramona, she waved and said, "How's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Ramona?"

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Reading Group Guide

Ramona's World

By Beverly Cleary

Introduction:

Ramona is a fourth grader now, with brown hair, brown eyes, no cavities, and a new best friend! Mrs. Meacham, Ramona's teacher, says learning is fun in the fourth grade, but Ramona has better things to do than work on spelling -- although she can't think of what. Beezus is busy becoming a teenager: having her ears pierced and going to her first party with dancing. That gives Ramona a chance to try out baby sitting and even having a bit of a crush on a boy. As her baby sister Roberta's role model, Ramona teaches her to stick out her tongue and then realizes that Roberta now has a will of her own, and she's growing up -- just like Ramona.

Discussion Questions:

  1. While the grown-up Quimbys and the Kushners, Susan's parents, are friends, Ramona Quimby and Susan Kushner are not friends. Why not?
  2. The new fourth grader at Ramona's bus stop is Daisy Kidd, with long blond hair and braces on her teeth. She and Ramona share parts of their lunch and are on their way to becoming best friends. Why is it so easy for Ramona to be friends with Daisy?
  3. When Ramona thinks about herself and her sister Beezus growing up, she feels as if she were reading a good book and she wants to know what will happen next. Have you ever had such a feeling?
  4. In the chapter called "The Princess and the Witch" whose fault is it when Ramona falls through the ceiling at Daisy Kidd's house? Why does Ramona think she's going to lose her best friend? Is there a happy ending to this incident?
  5. When the photographer taking her school picture tells Ramona to "Say peas," she thinks of her baby sister spitting gooshy, smelly peas, and she makes a face that ruins her picture. Everyone laughs, and her father jokes that the picture captures the real Ramona. But later Beezus suggest that picture will make the perfect valentine to give the boy Ramona calls Yard Ape. Why? What do you think of Yard Ape's Valentine's Day poem for Ramona: "If you are eating peas/Think of me before you sneeze?"
  6. Now that Ramona is in the fourth grade her parents often tell her to "cope" when she wants help. What do Mr. and Mrs. Quimby mean by that? Why is it important for fourth grade Ramona to "cope?"
  7. The signs of Ramona's being "a potential grown-up" are becoming more apparent as Ramona discovers she is a role model for her sister Roberta, tries baby and cat sitting, and even starts to feel a little sorry for Susan. In what ways do you think Ramona will change as she grows up? In what ways will she remain the same?
  8. Do you agree with Mrs. Quimby's book that says "Ten is the nicest year of growing up?" Why or why not?


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN BY A 5TH GRADER

    FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY!!!!!!I l like when ramona falls in the attic.This book is great.Please buy this novel it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    Wonderful Outstanding Book

    Its a story about a girl named Ramona and her survival of 4th grade. She thinks that everyone has a better life than herself. Her teacher is always picking on her, she has a brillant older sister and an adorable baby sister. She thinks she is PLAIN stuck in the middle. Will she develope empathy or will she always be stuck in the middle?

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Ramona worlds

    GOOD BOOK!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    ROMANA IS GETTING SO BIG ! I LOVE THES BOOKS

    I cant beleive that romana quimby is getting so big! And i cant beatrice is in high school. Alrady. And i diddt now romana had a baby sister named roberta. Maybe wen we get older they may have books about roberta. Im and third grade also and me and romana are like twins we both have same and welook alike. I love thes books! I give them 1000000 stars!!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    AWSOME

    This book is so awsome every kid will die for this single book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Awesome!!

    It was amazing! Espesally for my twin rebecca
    "Even though im nine i loved it "
    Rebecca says

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Cute!!!

    I am trying to find a nice,long,cute,and funny book for a long trip and i think this might be it!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesome book my favorite part is when ramonafalls through the roof ramona reminds me of my brother he acts like a girl and is always getting in trouble people 5 and up would love this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    My world

    Keep rocking and rock your world.Fun worlds, not fun worlds,and the rest.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2007

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    Here is another well-written book involving the adventures of Ramona Quimby from Portland, Oregon. Ramona is starting 4th grade thinking this will be her favorite year. This story takes place in the late 1980's. Ramona also learns to put up with her teacher. My favorite character is Ramona because she is creative and adventurous. Ramona also ran into adventure at her best friend Daisy's house. Ramona fell through the ceiling while she and Daisy were playing superstar then princess. The main characters are Ramona, Beezus, and their younger sister, Roberta. Ramona reminds me of my younger sister, Hailey, because she is creative. This is my text-to-self connection. I like the book because Ramona is a creative girl. My favorite part of the book is Ramona having a fun 10th birthday party. My least favorite character is Mrs. Meacham. I disliked when she reads notes that students write to each other and when she writes misspelled words on the board. I would have felt embarassed. If I could change something in this book, I would make Mrs. Meacham not read notes aloud. A girl who is creative and adventurous, between ages 8 to 12, would like this book. Beverly Cleary, once again, wrote another great book about the adventures of Ramona Quimby. Read it! You won't be diappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    It is good and stuff

    I like it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Wow

    Wow!! It is really good,it is the best one yet! Ramona is funny,funny,funnny. Ramona go's to her firend' s house and than she...fell into a attic in then she came out on her firends dining table. Also Ramona untangles a paper clip and make it shaped like a half of a rectangle and than puts it on the top row of her teeth! The book is really good!

    By,
    Madeleine Kim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Action

    I love how there is so much ACTION!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Yep

    Fouth grath

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Funny lovely book

    Recommend for all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Shoot she grows fast

    Every book i read shes in a different grade

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Great

    I <3 his book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Y

    Dont set up a playdate with a girl i donnt like i hate when parents do that GOSH !!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Bllk

    Im in fourth grade and have short brown hair were practicly twins. Heres a game for you find the g


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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Poor paper quality

    It is a hardcover book with very poor quality pages.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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