Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby, Age 8


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In this special reissue of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now 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! 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062464545
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Series: Ramona Series , #6
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 473,499
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.


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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BetweenTheLines More than 1 year ago
I loved Beverly Cleary books when I was younger. I remember this one in particular. Ramona and smashing the egg in her hair because she thought it was hard-boiled..only it wasn't, the Yard-Ape, the umm dinner that could taste you back. I remember it being a reassurance to read about Ramona's life and to know that all of that stuff was normal. Families fought, parent's were annoying, school was tough, but in the end, everything was okay. I loved sharing it with my daughters this time around. My oldest is eight, which makes her a "young adult" according to her. She could totally relate with Ramona. I think the mind of an eight-year-old was clearly captured by Cleary. Ramona is a bit more trouble that my daughter, but I'm pretty sure she feels the same way, she just doesn't act on it! This is my first post relating to my 'official' Newbery Challenge I am hosting. Please feel free to join in! See my blog below to enter. Please come and visit me at my blog, Between the Lines, at www.jennifermorrill.wordpress.com. I'd love to hear from you!
Lacey55 More than 1 year ago
I was 8 once and I can relate to a lot of things in this book. I was a pest to my older siblings like ramona and beezus. Ramona takes on the 3rd grade and family. The book has a good ending. I would recomend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book A LOT of times and every time i love it even more than i did the last time! I LOVE beverly clearly! She is a GREAT author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was just amazing. One of my favorite parts was when Ramona was sick in bed and she acually ended up doing the report. When I read about her friends being cats and about her report, it just made me laugh. If you make any more just like this book, I would just love to read it. Don't stop and keep up the good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ramona Quimby has always been one of my favorites growing up. If you enjoy junie b jones you will enjoy this
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Ramona Quimby was the book character that I related to the most while growing up. We faced the same 'major problems' and I was able to read the funny things ahe did and said to fix her problems so that i could try to fix mine in the same way. Beverly Cleary does a wonderful job at showing her understanding of an eight year old and Ramona is the rounded character that anyone can relate to. Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1981.
allie211 More than 1 year ago
perfect for ages 7-9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a young adult and remember falling in love with it and wishing it didn't end. I am hope my daughter will enjoy it just as much this summer!
swartzy More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good for younger kids because it is a pretty funny book and it relates to the common eight-year-olds thoughts and actions. I'd get it because it is entertaining and I loved it when I was younger! I'd suggest this book for ages 6-12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is her best book yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi i am 12 and i read these books ib third grade and i thiught the whole series was really good. If you liked them try other beverley cleary books they are very similar and just as good recommebded....... ages 7-9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book as a kid. Read it over and over. Would recommend to any kid old enough to read chapter books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best you should buy it. At least get the sample before you buy it. That way you share your opinion. ! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absoluly perfict for me and all other second and third graders
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very heart warming family story that would most likely attract ages 6-12. Beverly cleary has once again proved herself a guenis. I compleately and very strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure. Have fun reading and stay in school kids. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book 3 times and I love it! I think it is funny and a good book. I have read 3 Ramona books and loved them. A good book for kids who are 8!
Morgan Masso More than 1 year ago
Ramona is sooooooo funny its gr8 you sould read all of the books
Guest More than 1 year ago
It¿s tough to be a kid, and no one knows it better than Ramona Quimby. Right off the bat the title of this book helps us relate to this little girl. The title, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, strikes of normality. This book is about a young girl who has everyday struggles like every other kid on the planet. She has to deal with several issues from school fads, teachers who don¿t like you, older siblings, and bullies. Also at the end of this book there is no perfect happy ending like in some books. Clearly leaves it with Ramona has agreed that her family and her have had a happy ending for the day, but like all things life would go on, and granted with Ramona there would be more problems to deal with in the future. Most readers will fall in love with this young quirky eight-year-old and can read many more books about her many adventures thanks to Beverly Cleary. Beverly Cleary is a well-known children¿s author. She has several popular books out that deal with different age groups of children and problems that they deal with at that age. Along with all this Beverly Cleary has also won several prestigious awards including Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Newbery Award, and two-time Newbery Honor Award. Her ability to capture how a normal, everyday kid feels will keep children reading and entertained for decades to come.
GoBears2013 More than 1 year ago
it's a pretty great book, i love reading ramona series of book and i love the author beverly clearly too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i never knew the book was that good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a little girl i have always loved and still do beverly's stories. Ramona is an instant classic that has warmed many hearts along with me 4 many generations. And it will live on for lifetimes for an eternity...i have grown up with these books. Wonderful captivating realistic heartwarming perfectly marvelous hilarious lovely and memorable:)
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