Beezus and Ramona

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Perfection Learning Corporation, May 1, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 183 pages
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Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy. It is not that Ramona deliberately sets out to make trouble for other people. She simply has more imagination than is healthy for any one person.

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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

Review: Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Quimby #1)

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This is a must read for elementary level students!!! Great stories and great writing. Read full review

Review: Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Quimby #1)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Very fun book to read to my two boys, ages 6 and 7. I thought the boys would be resistant to reading about two sisters, but they loved the book! My younger "trouble-maker" especially loved listening to how much trouble Ramona caused. Read full review

About the author (1990)

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.

Tracy Dockray studied Fine Arts in New York. Her career spanned from sculpture to puppetry to painting murals in hospitals, school playgrounds, and children's rooms. Finally she began to illustrate children's books. She has illustrated over 20 books including two that she wrote herself and the Harper Collins editions of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Series and The Mouse and the Motorcycle Series.

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