Ramona Quimby, Age 8

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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In this special reissue of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull! 

In this Newbery Honor Book, Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles Ramona’s experiences.


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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 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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