Ramona's World

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Children's stories - 192 pages
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The latest book in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona is just starting the fourth grade and believes this will be 'the best year of her life, so far.' As well as her older sister, Beezus, Ramona now has a new baby sister, Roberta. But best of all, she has a new best friend, Daisy. Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. This new Ramona book is being published alongside the first two Ramona books, Beezus and Ramona and Ramona the Pest. The rest of Beverly Cleary's Ramona books will also be published in the near future.

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User Review  - foraclass - LibraryThing

Ramona has a lot going on in her life. She has a new baby sister, she's starting the 4th grade, her older sister Beezus is always annoyingly perfect, Ramona is looking for a best friend, and then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

If there's one person I wish could be immortal, or write books from the beyond, it would be Cleary. I want to read about Ramona's whole life. I'd even read fan-fiction about her. Read full review

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Ramona Spreads the News
The Role Model
At Daisys House
The Invitation
The Princess and the Witch
The Party
The Grownup Letter
Ramona Sits
The Valentine Box
Birthday Girl

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About the author (2000)

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Her family lived on a small farm in McMinnville, Oregon, before moving to Portland. Ironically, this internationally known author of children's books struggled to learn how to read when she entered school. Before long however Cleary had learned to love books, and as a child she spent a good deal of her time in the public library. Cleary earned her first B.A. in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her second degree, a B.A. in library science, was bestowed by the University of Washington in Seattle in 1939. She worked for a short time as Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, before moving to California. Cleary began her writing career in her early thirties. Her stories and especially her characters, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, have proven popular with young readers. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and are available in over twenty countries. Some of her best known titles are Ellen Tebbits (1951), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Runaway Ralph (1970), and Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983). Several television programs have been produced from the Henry Huggins and Ramona stories. Cleary has won many awards for her contributions to children's literature, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1975, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal in 1980 and the John Newbery Medal in 1984.

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