Ramona Quimby, Aged 8

Ramona Quimby, Aged 8

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"Ramona's World", the latest of the "Ramona Series" to be published, has already sold over 100,000 copies in hardback in the USA. Its sales in the USA are second only to "Harry Potter". In this sixth book in the series, Ramona is in the third grade and is big enough to ride the school bus on her own. She's determined to enjoy the third grade - that is until she gets sick and throws up right in front of everyone in the class! But being a patient isn't all bad, and although being eight isn't easy - it's never dull. 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. It is a well-loved series about a great character. Mums and Dads will remember Ramona from their own childhood. It tackles common issues with humour and sympathy. It is illustrated in black and white. Beverly Cleary lives in California.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 14mm | 140g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0192751069
  • 9780192751065

Review Text

Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family. With her mother working and her father back at college, Ramona has to go to Howie's grandmother's after school; her job is to be nice to Howie's pesty little sister, and she tries hard. She also helps older sister Beezus improvise a Sunday dinner - they're grateful that it's edible, despite the mess in the kitchen. But Ramona gets egg on her face in class when her mother sends a raw, rather than a hard-boiled egg with her lunch. Later that day she hears her teacher refer to her as a show-off and nuisance. Another time, trying hard not to be a nuisance, she suffers silently though feeling bad . . . until she throws up right in class. But Ramona and her teacher finally straighten out the nuisance remark, and though the family has its money worries and its cranky days, things are never so bad that a Sunday dinner at the Whopperburger can't cheer them up. As always, Ramona's thought processes are amusing, touching, and revealing. Once more, Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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