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Ramona Forever (Ramona Quimby Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Cleary , Alan Tiegreen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Life can move pretty fast—especially when you're in the third grade, your teenage sister's moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just won't share. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new job offer could have the entire family relocating. It's a lot to handle for Ramona. But whatever trial comes her way, Ramona can count on one thing for sure—she'll always be Ramona…forever!

Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary continues to amuse readers with her wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby!

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews Review

Misunderstandings abound in Ramona Quimby's life. Even at the ripe old age of 8, she continues to find herself in trouble when she least expects it. It's a time of many changes: Ramona's friend Howie's rich uncle comes to visit from Saudi Arabia, her mother seems suspiciously fatter, and Aunt Beatrice begins dating a mystery man. It's more important than ever for Ramona and her big sister Beezus to be good, but there are so many opportunities to mess up!

Beverly Cleary has somehow managed to remember the intricate workings of a young girl's mind and heart. With several dozen children's books and many awards under her belt, she is one of America's most beloved authors. Winner of the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, as well as the Newbery Honor for Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Cleary balances raucously funny childhood adventures with poignantly real circumstances and emotions. Alan Tiegreen's clever line drawings have faithfully accompanied many of Cleary's books over the years. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

From Publishers Weekly

In Newbery Medalist Cleary's seventh book about the Quimbys, eight-year-old Ramona and the whole family are caught up in momentous events. Beezus and Ramona share sorrows and help each other instead of tiffing when their dear cat dies. They worry about the consequences if their aunt marries a man they're not sure they like, about Mr. Quimby's new job taking them to a distant town. Most of all, Ramona wonders about her status when Mrs. Quimby has a new baby. PW correctly predicted that the "gently humorous story, with Tiegreen's drawings emphasizing the main happenings," would be another of the author's bestsellers.
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  • File Size: 1455 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0688037852
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0016P2FB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compare and Contrast Ramona and Beatrice May 11, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
We are the students of Mrs. Chaya's Fourth Grade Class, and we would like to say that we enjoyed the book tremendously. We compared and contrasted Ramona and her sister, Beatrice, and we realized that as Ramona is growing up, differences with her sister are lessening. Both are finding more in common, such as sharing the loss of Picky-Picky,disliking Uncle Hobart, and worrying about their mother. Being together after school allowed the girls to work out their differences such as the name-calling episode where Ramona calls Beazus , PizzaFace!!! This misunderstanding happens close to the time of the cat's death but also serves as a stressbuster for both. The sisters come to realize they really do care about one another. Being in a wedding together also makes everyong realize that the girls are growing up and on the way to being lifelong friends. A new baby sister is born giving the girls another reason to be united.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most heartfelt of the Ramona series August 14, 2002
By M. Hind
Beverly Cleary has always had a grasp on family dynamics when writing her beloved children's books. In this installment, Ramona Quimby and company face major changes. They include the kinds of situations that are commonplace in many households today (and will probably still be common in the future): getting along with siblings, life/death, friendship, financial problems, etc. All of these issues are seen from a child's point of view, making the story poignant but not quite as heavy as adult or teenage drama.
In all of these books, Ramona is the little girl with the big imagination who would do anything to make sure her family is happy and stays together. Here, she continues to grow and learn. And readers can certainly relate to her, whether she's in confusion or triumph. A child can learn from Ramona's adventures whereas an adult can reflect on their own childhoods and remember when they could be innocent and wide-eyed.
I thought this book would be the last in the Ramona series, not because Beverly Cleary took so long to write the next one (called "Ramona's World"), but because I felt some sort of resolution with this book. If Mrs. Cleary had never written another book about Ramona, I would probably have been satisfied with this conclusion. But Ramona still has room to grow, so I'll happily be along for the ride.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Ramona July 12, 2001
By Nikki
Ramona is a little girl that thousands of children her age can easily relate to. She is constantly seeking attention, be it negative or positive. Her relationship with her sister is not out of the ordinary, and perhaps these typical characteristics of Ramona help children realize they're not out of the ordinary. Although she is somewhat of a handful, when the going get's tough, Ramona get's going. She and her sister, Beezus, pull together when they wanted to stay home by themselves after school and successfully gained their parent's confidence. When picky-picky dies, once again the two sisters band together to ensure thier mother doesn't get upset by finding the poor kitty passed away in his bead. Another thing the two sisters agree on is that they're mother seems to have gained a few pounds, and thier aunt and the dreaded Uncle Hobart shouldn't get married. However, once the secret of thier mother's new baby is out, and Uncle Hobart makes peace with the girls, all is well and excitement sets in. The girls have had a lot of excitement lately, but Ramona learns a valuable lesson through it all. It is hard work growing up. She thought about all of the worries about her mother and father, fighting with her sister, feeling like Mrs. Kemp hated her, and she is right that growing up is hard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best books I've ever read December 17, 2000
By A Customer
Okay, I admit, I am too old for Ramona, I'm about 22 (and a male), and this doesn't stop me from reading about her adventures. Among Ramona books, this is one of the best. Cleary writes about Ramona's thoughts and feelings very vividly and describes very well about other characters too. Also, I think the characters have very well written personalities that they almost seem lifelike as well as the plot. Don't think that being old will stop you from reading this, I've read it about ten times still enjoying Ramona. Recomended for younger or older readers whether male or female or whatever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramona Forever June 23, 2000
By A Customer
This is an exellent Book.I am a vivd Ramona book reader and I reccomend it to all ages. You will feel satisfied after you read it. I would suggest reading some of the other Ramona books first. It is complete and it is a definate thumbs up. Ramona and Beezus fell closer during a birth, a death and a marrige.Also their pearsonalitys are even more similar.There some hilarias scenes. This is the ultimite book for all girls and boys.It left me in stiches. Congrats to Beverly Cleary on this superb book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think 3rd graders would like this book. April 8, 1999
By A Customer
I think 3rd graders would like this book because Ramona is in 3rd grade. She and Beezus find out that their motheris going to have a baby. Then they found out their aunt was getting married. They were so surprised. They didn't know what to say. Then one day a lettercame for their father. It said he could teach at school but it was too far away. So he got a job at the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramona Forever October 16, 2006
A Kid's Review
Ramona is a regular girl until she finds out something her mom wants to keep from her. A Beverly Cleary book, Ramona Forever is based on the troubles Ramona goes through to be considered a good girl. How hard it is to get your place taken is one of Ramona's troubles. The book is just right for children that want something entertaining, because Ramona's life can be compared to others.

Ramona Forever was written for Elementary School kids. In the grades forth and over. The book has proper language for the age group. It has easy vocabulary too, and it also contains a lot of illustrations for being a chapter book.

Since this part of Ramona's life is seems so real, this book is serious, anxious, and concerned. It gives much information to know how Ramona and her family are like. "Mother will you phone Mrs. Kemp know?" "Won't that upset mother?" "Ramona do you want to go to your room?"

This book is filled with plenty dialogue, narrative. The book is well-organized because it's in chronological order that it's good enough to understand. It has many sad points as Ramona's life goes. This book also has illustrations that are very artistic and some fancy ones too.

Young readers will love Ramona Forever. The way the book tells the hard times Ramona has is not boring. After all readers will find it fun, and interesting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Still as good as I remembered. Love reading it to my daughter.
Published 4 days ago by Janna Wangrycht
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just awesome
Published 2 months ago by Gabby
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok book
I thought it had good word choice and an interesting plot. Ramona was kind of stubborn but still very cute.
Published 2 months ago by Unknown
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
I love that book! I think that you should write one where aunt be a has a baby! I think it's great!
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
It's a great book. Very entertaining. A good bed time book for my seven year old son. We love to read it together.
Published 4 months ago by deidre sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramona Forever
Book is as described. No problems. Got this for my granddaughter. She lives the Ramona books. Thank you very much!!
Published 5 months ago by Kathy St. Onge
4.0 out of 5 stars Winning at growing up
I seem to remember this being one of my favorite Ramona books and reading it over and over. Ramona feels like there are too many mysteries and uncertainties in her life now that... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Swank Ivy
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected, Exciting and New!
I think it was surprising! It was fun. It was cool and most of all it was amazing! I really enjoyed the book.
Published 8 months ago by IK
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
I wish for more Bevely Clarey I loved it sooo much I want more to read this is a great book I recommend for all ages.
Published 9 months ago by ealynde@ealynde@gmail
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Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.

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Picky-Picky's death
I loved this ramona book as a kid and picky-picky's death was so sad but i dont think that the melon rind had anything to do with what happened because MY cat loves melon rind (especially honeydew) and has been eating it for the 8 years that ive had her and shes very healthy!
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