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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

eBook - 2009
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In this edition of the Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic 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!

Readers ages 6-12 will laugh along with and relate to Ramona's timeless adventures.



Publisher: [United States] :, HarperCollins,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061972348
0061972347
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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aishaesa
Jan 03, 2021

aishaesa thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

sclibrary_Rachelgail Oct 26, 2020

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manreetd
Jul 19, 2020

manreetd thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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LataChandnani
Jun 04, 2019

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pink_cat_1986
Apr 22, 2018

pink_cat_1986 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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bell_34
Jun 18, 2016

bell_34 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

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violet_pony_769
Mar 12, 2016

violet_pony_769 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

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OlliverSrigley
Sep 15, 2015

OlliverSrigley thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10

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saloma
Aug 26, 2012

saloma thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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maiki69
Mar 04, 2021

Ramona is a little older, a little smarter, but still the pragmatic wonder-filled character Cleary introduced to the world in RAMONA THE PEST.
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mikey69
Mar 09, 2020

Cleary captures the humor of being eight - somewhere between bad manners and good etiquette - and expresses it in completely believable context.
http://www.penhead.org/

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: Who could ever love someone named Beezus?
Ramona Quimby: Jesus?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Ramona Quimby: [Watching a commercial, reciting the slogan] "Royal Peanut Butter: There's a bit of magic in every jar"!
Bob Quimby: Is that one of your favorites? That's the rack we gotta get you into, 'cause those TV kids make millions.
Ramona Quimby: Beezus, do you think I could be in a commercial like that?
Beezus: [Fixing Ramona's hair with a curling iron] Sure, you'd make a great frog.
Ramona Quimby: Hey!
Beezus: Hold still. I'm almost done.
Ramona Quimby: It's picture-perfect, right?
Beezus: Let's be realistic, Ramona. This is a curling iron, not a magic wand.
[She puts the curling iron down and holds up a mirror for Ramona to see what her new hairdo looks like]
Beezus: But, all things considered, I'd say you've never looked better.
Ramona Quimby: I love it! Thanks, Beezus!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: So, Beezus, suppose I told you that when I pulled up by the house tonight I saw your old buddy Henry staring at it like he left something important inside of it.
Dorothy Quimby: Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in a while. Isn't he the boy that used to eat dirt in the backyard?
Bob Quimby: Yeah.
Beezus: He doesn't do that anymore!
Bob Quimby: Ooh, if I didn't know better, I'd say somebody's got a crush.
Beezus: Can we please talk about something else?
Dorothy Quimby: Well, there is that dance coming up. Maybe he wants to ask you to it.
Bob Quimby: Well, if he's gonna ask my daughter to dance, he better have some moves. Can the old dirt-eater do this?
[Mr. Quimby starts dancing very badly. Ramona and Mrs. Quimby laugh]
Beezus: [Embarrassed. Playfully throws a towel at Mr. Quimby] Oh, I hope not! Stop! Mom!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Howie Kemp: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Howie Kemp: We saw your underpants!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Beezus: Every princess needs a little sparkle.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Bob Quimby: Why don't we draw the longest picture ever?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer] Ramona, you're your own person. You don't care about coloring inside the lines.
Ramona Quimby: It really depends on the picture.

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BoricuaBadAss
Mar 30, 2021

This book takes me back to my childhood. I used to have the same book but in a different color with black and white drawings of Beverly and her antics. I read that book a billion times and I love it. Read it.

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maiki69
Mar 04, 2021

Beverly Cleary re-visits Ramona Quimby with this quick read. At age eight, Ramona is a little older, a little smarter, but still the pragmatic wonder-filled character Cleary introduced to the world in RAMONA THE PEST. If you loved her then, get a load of her now.

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aishaesa
Jan 03, 2021

A great book and you can defiantly relate to Ramona!

sclibrary_Rachelgail Oct 26, 2020

Loved this book when I was seven. I cannot imagine life without Ramona and her hijinks.

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mikey69
Mar 09, 2020

To call Ramona pesky would be an understatement; she is, afterall, an eight-year-old. Cleary captures the humor of being eight - somewhere between bad manners and good etiquette - and writes it in a completely believable context. It ain't easy being eight.

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LataChandnani
Jun 04, 2019

These book is quite good and I laugh what I read. Many thanks very nicely to author for such good reading. Many peoples old and youth can read this. I recommend it a lot. 😊

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rlargent
Apr 12, 2018

The Ramona Quimby series was a favorite of mine growing up. The books are filled with relatable and fabulously fun stories that kids 8-12 can enjoy over and over.

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blue_monkey_1319
Jul 25, 2014

Good book, cute story

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

amazing book full of life and happiness

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seejaneread
Jul 19, 2011

Every child should read the Ramona books! Ramona is a great character and full of spirit. Her adventures take her through real life worries of an 8 year old and funny mishaps. I will read these again and again.

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maiki69
Mar 04, 2021

Cleary reminds us being eight isn't always easy. RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 re-visits her wildly popular character three years hence and deftly delivers a kid with questions, insecurities, and above all else, joy.

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aishaesa
Jan 03, 2021

Ramona is having a hard time adjusting to the changes of a new school, 3rd grade, new teacher, and her mother going back to work.

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mikey69
Mar 09, 2020

Cleary captures the humor of being eight - somewhere between bad manners and good etiquette - and expresses it in completely believable context. RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 (Yearling, $2.80); proof It ain't easy being eight.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

The schools in Ramona Quimby's neighborhood have been reorganized, and now she gets to ride the bus to Cedarhurst Primary, where she and her fellow third graders will be the biggest kids in the school. Ramona is happy about the changes until a boy on the bus steals her new eraser, but she rises to the challenge and ends up deciding the "Yard Ape" may not be so bad, after all.
The best part of being in third grade is Sustained Silent Reading. Ramona loves getting time to read in school every day. The worst part is that she isn't sure if her teacher, Mrs. Whaley, likes her. When Ramona cracks a hard boiled egg on her head at lunch- and finds out her mother forgot to boil it- she ends up in the secretary's office with a head full of raw egg, where she overhears Mrs. Whaley describe her as a show-off and a nuisance. Even Yard Ape can't make her feel better about that. Things get worse when she throws up in class and her mother has to leave work to take her home.
Then there's the problem of spoiled Willa Jean. Every day after school Howie goes outside to ride bikes with his friends, and Ramona is forced to play baby games with her. Beezus can always say she's busy doing homework, but that doesn't work for Ramona. Clearly, though, she is growing up, as she uses her creativity to find ways to help her family by getting along.

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