Beezus and Ramona

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Children's stories - 160 pages
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This is the first title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona's sister, Beezus, tries very hard to be patient, but how many nine-year-old girls have to put up with their embarrassing, annoying little four-year-old sisters? Sisters are supposed to love each other, but pesky little Ramona just doesn't seem very lovable to Beezus. 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. Beezus and Ramona is being published to coincide with the publication of the lastest Ramona title, Ramona's World.

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Very nice intro into Ramona series. - Goodreads
Warm and wonderful, with sly insights into growing up. - Goodreads
Easy to read, very funny, relatable, and poignant. - Goodreads
Great stories and great writing. - Goodreads
It was fun, short, and easy to read and relate to. - Goodreads
Beverly Cleary has such a fun way of writing. - Goodreads

Review: Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Quimby #1)

User Review  - Daisy Rachel - Goodreads

I read this book and every other book of this collection when I was a little girl. I has forgotten about them until I saw a film on Film Four which took me back. No kids to read to this yet but I had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Swati - Goodreads

I loved this book! Its perfect for siblings to learn the true meaning of having a brother and sister. The description and details in this book are awesome, and young girls and boys would love this book! This book sure does deserve 5 starts! Make sure to read this book soon! Read full review

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Beezus and Her Little Sister
Beezus and Her Imagination
Ramona and Ribsy
Ramona and the Apples
A Party at the Quimbys
Beezuss Birthday

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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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