Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Book 6 (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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In this Newbery Honor Book from beloved author Beverly Cleary, eight-year-old Ramona Quimby's zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona can't be kept down!

Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom leaves Ramona completely humiliated. Can she bounce back from this one?

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User Review  - Gizellecardiel - LibraryThing

Summary of book: Ramona is an 8 year old third grader in your typical family. She has an older sister names Beezus, a mom, a dad and a cat named picky-picky. This book invites us in to Ramona's first ... Read full review

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Ramona goes through many trials, she is at a new school, with a new teacher, and things at home are changing for her as well. Her father returns to school and her mother starts a job. All the while Ramona is her usual spunky self and we learn a lot about life through her experiences. Read full review

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Page 29 - Mother, do you have to say that every single morning?” she asked in exasperation. Deep down inside, where she hid her darkest secrets,
Page 145 - memorizing what she was going to say. The next morning on the bus and at school, no one even mentioned Ramona's throwing up. She had braced herself for some remark from Yard Ape, but all he said was, “Hi, Superfoot.” When school started, Ramona slipped cat masks to
Page 54 - shoulder because Ramona's hands were too eggy to touch. Ramona jerked away. “I can go by myself.” With that reply, she ran out of the cafeteria. She was so angry she was able to ignore the giggles and the few sympathetic looks of the other children.
Page 3 - Her stomach felt quivery with excitement at the day ahead, a day that would begin with a bus ride just the right length to make her feel a long way from home but not long enough—she hoped—to make her feel carsick.
Page 31 - Today and from now on we are going to have Sustained Silent Reading every day.” Ramona liked the sound of Sustained Silent Reading, even though she was not sure what it meant, because it sounded important.
Page 150 - she said, as the class pushed back chairs and gathered up lunch boxes, “that wasn't the way my report was supposed to end.” “Did you like the book?” asked Mrs. Whaley. “Not really,
Page 52 - was watching, and whack—she found herself with a handful of crumbled shell and something cool and slimy running down her face.
Page 56 - at her. Most of all she was angry with her mother for not boiling the egg in the first place. By the time she reached the office, Ramona's face felt as stiff as a mask.
Page 47 - now that Mrs. Quimby no longer reminded her she must be nice to Willa Jean. “Did you remember to give me a hard-boiled egg in my lunch like I asked?” Ramona inquired one morning. This week hard-boiled eggs were popular with third-graders, a fad started by Yard Ape, who sometimes brought his lunch. Last week the fad had been individual bags of corn chips.
Page 180 - felt she herself was nice all the time, but sometimes on the outside her niceness sort of—well, curdled. Then people did not understand how nice she really was. Maybe other people curdled too.

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About the author (2009)

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.

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