Beezus and Ramona

Beezus and Ramona


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Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary, Stockard Channing

Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her four-year-old little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her nursery school class to a party without telling her family. Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona, but the girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other—just not every single minute.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061774058
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Ramona Series , #1
Sales rank: 511,351
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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.


Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon


B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Beezus and Ramona 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 269 reviews.
Asher Berwick More than 1 year ago
This book is a skilled and life like book about two sisters. The older sister named beezus is really annoyed and exasperated, by her her little sister ramona who is who beezus says she is just plain awful! And how she says she doesn't love her some- Times. So basicall this book saying how they get along and goes on between exasperating ramona and bezzus. I reccomend this book to a lot of people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a funny book about 2 sisters who have alot of fights.
JennGrrl More than 1 year ago
This book is still just as fun as I remember from when I was a kid. I read it for a reading club as a challenge book, and I'm glad I did. It's been over 20 years since I last read it, and now I'm going to grab the collection for my kids. I know they'd have a great time with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think all bevery clary books are good
Prudence Santos More than 1 year ago
This is a great book I could not even put it down. It had a great supence. I hope you get to read it!
twilight18 More than 1 year ago
I wanted to let people know that there is a movie coming out Ramona and Beezus starring Selena Gomez from Wizards of Waverly Place as Beezus and Joey King as Ramona. I have read some of Beverly Cleary when I was younger and loved them. But I am going to see this movie and I can't wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the entire sky full of stars were available to rate these books! I have read every Ramona book there is! I am 22 years old now, and although I read these books from kindergarten throughout grade school I still remember all of Ramona's adventures from all of Beverly Cleary's books about her. I still remember Ramona getting sick at school and feeling bad because the teacher calls her a nuisance; her doll she named 'Chevrolet' because she thought it was a pretty name; 'Picky-picky' the Quimby cat; Henry's dog getting locked in the bathroom; Ramona biting into about a hundred apples one time each because the first bite is the best; I could go on forever!! I wish I could thank Beverly Cleary for changing my life through her books and helping me to become such a fan of reading, and for helping me become the person that I am. Every parent should have their kids read Cleary's work. As a child, I could identify with Ramona and many other characters in the various books about her. These stories, while written quite a while back still hold up well today! If parents are looking for suitable reading material for their young children that they will enjoy as well, they should get all of the 'Ramona' books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beezus biggest problem is her little sister Ramona the big pest. Beezus tries to love her but someway or another she gets furius. When she hears her mother and her aunt telling old stories she find out that she doesn't have to love Her sister.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like it because I can understand how Beezus feels, having an annoying sister like Ramona. It's a good thing she puts up with it, because I think she really loves Ramona deep down inside, and anyway, Beezus can't move out! My favorite part is when Ramona invites her friends over for a party and her mom doesn't know. I also liked it when she locked the dog in the bathroom, although I got a little scared reading it. I think this book would be recommended for children ages 6 to 10, with little brothers or sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so...If you do not like the book get lost or jump off a cliff into a river of bull sharks and shut up you will need $ for the bandijis " I spelled that wrong"
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Its okay. I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the way Beazus is always on top of it and Ramona is the total opposite even though she thinks she is always. I wonder what Ramona will be like when she grows up?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A all in all good book for children ten and under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good goney babe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for kids im a kid but its very good. Also its good for people who have little sister or brother. Im giving it 4 stars because it just got boring at one part (chapter 3). Also read one direction books thay are moving they mack u feel brave that just what i think about one direction book if u dont like one direction dont read the books. Sorry i know this is not a 1D book but i love thrm so much! That all bye now ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The funniest book you are very tlented beverly clearly love barbara
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my 11 year old son alexander but he still loved he said even though im eleven i still love simple books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love beverly clearys books! I bought this book and it was a great story of ramona and beezus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beverly cleary is a good author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!