Beezus and Ramona

Beezus and Ramona

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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.

In this book Ramona and her imagination really come into their own. Starting with a fairly mild encounter with the librarian, which is harder on Beezus than anyone else, Ramona goes from strength to strength, winding up by inviting her entire kindergarten class to a part at her home without mentioning it to her mother. The riot that ensues is probably the most hilarious episode in this extremely funny book, which proves that Mrs. Cleary's imagination is almost as lively as Ramona's.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688210762
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Series: Ramona Series , #1
Edition description: Reillustrated ed.
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 611,922
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.


Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon


B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Beezus and Ramona 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 283 reviews.
Asher Berwick More than 1 year ago
This book is a skilled and life like book about two sisters. The older sister named beezus is really annoyed and exasperated, by her her little sister ramona who is who beezus says she is just plain awful! And how she says she doesn't love her some- Times. So basicall this book saying how they get along and goes on between exasperating ramona and bezzus. I reccomend this book to a lot of people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a funny book about 2 sisters who have alot of fights.
JennGrrl More than 1 year ago
This book is still just as fun as I remember from when I was a kid. I read it for a reading club as a challenge book, and I'm glad I did. It's been over 20 years since I last read it, and now I'm going to grab the collection for my kids. I know they'd have a great time with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think all bevery clary books are good
Prudence Santos More than 1 year ago
This is a great book I could not even put it down. It had a great supence. I hope you get to read it!
twilight18 More than 1 year ago
I wanted to let people know that there is a movie coming out Ramona and Beezus starring Selena Gomez from Wizards of Waverly Place as Beezus and Joey King as Ramona. I have read some of Beverly Cleary when I was younger and loved them. But I am going to see this movie and I can't wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the entire sky full of stars were available to rate these books! I have read every Ramona book there is! I am 22 years old now, and although I read these books from kindergarten throughout grade school I still remember all of Ramona's adventures from all of Beverly Cleary's books about her. I still remember Ramona getting sick at school and feeling bad because the teacher calls her a nuisance; her doll she named 'Chevrolet' because she thought it was a pretty name; 'Picky-picky' the Quimby cat; Henry's dog getting locked in the bathroom; Ramona biting into about a hundred apples one time each because the first bite is the best; I could go on forever!! I wish I could thank Beverly Cleary for changing my life through her books and helping me to become such a fan of reading, and for helping me become the person that I am. Every parent should have their kids read Cleary's work. As a child, I could identify with Ramona and many other characters in the various books about her. These stories, while written quite a while back still hold up well today! If parents are looking for suitable reading material for their young children that they will enjoy as well, they should get all of the 'Ramona' books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beezus biggest problem is her little sister Ramona the big pest. Beezus tries to love her but someway or another she gets furius. When she hears her mother and her aunt telling old stories she find out that she doesn't have to love Her sister.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like it because I can understand how Beezus feels, having an annoying sister like Ramona. It's a good thing she puts up with it, because I think she really loves Ramona deep down inside, and anyway, Beezus can't move out! My favorite part is when Ramona invites her friends over for a party and her mom doesn't know. I also liked it when she locked the dog in the bathroom, although I got a little scared reading it. I think this book would be recommended for children ages 6 to 10, with little brothers or sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so...If you do not like the book get lost or jump off a cliff into a river of bull sharks and shut up you will need $ for the bandijis " I spelled that wrong"
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Its okay. I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the way Beazus is always on top of it and Ramona is the total opposite even though she thinks she is always. I wonder what Ramona will be like when she grows up?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A all in all good book for children ten and under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good goney babe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for kids im a kid but its very good. Also its good for people who have little sister or brother. Im giving it 4 stars because it just got boring at one part (chapter 3). Also read one direction books thay are moving they mack u feel brave that just what i think about one direction book if u dont like one direction dont read the books. Sorry i know this is not a 1D book but i love thrm so much! That all bye now ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The funniest book you are very tlented beverly clearly love barbara
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my 11 year old son alexander but he still loved he said even though im eleven i still love simple books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love beverly clearys books! I bought this book and it was a great story of ramona and beezus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beverly cleary is a good author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!