Ramona the Brave

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Children's stories - 160 pages
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This is the third title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona tries her hardest to be brave and fearless, but now she has her own bedroom it's sometimes a little difficult to be brave - you never know what could be lurking under the bed.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Ramona is now in first grade, maturing away from being a "pest" but still finding trouble. She also needs to conquer some fears. After workmen cut a hole in the side of her house and build a new room ... Read full review

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User Review  - ginawilliams - LibraryThing

Even today, Beverly Cleary’s portrayal of a first grade girl stands true. Ramona navigates changes in her life like starting a new grade, having her mom return to work, and sleeping in her very own ... Read full review

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Trouble in the Park
Mrs Quimbys Secret
The Hole in the House
The First Day of School
Owl Trouble
Parents Night
Alone in the Dark
Ramona Says a Bad Word
Mr Quimbys Spunky Gal

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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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