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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 7
  • Series: Ramona Quimby
  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688004776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688004774
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the first day of third grade, when Ramona Quimby meets her eventual nemesis Yard Ape, life moves on at its usual wild pace--usual for the boisterous Ramona, that is. Soon she is accidentally squashing a raw egg into her hair at the school cafeteria, being forced to play Uncle Rat with her annoying young neighbor, and, worst of all, throwing up in her classroom. The responsibilities of an 8-year-old are sometimes daunting, especially in a family that is trying to squeak by while the father goes back to school. But Ramona is full of too much vim and vigor to ever be down for long.

In her second Newbery Honor Book about Ramona (the first was Ramona and Her Father), Beverly Cleary presents another slice of the Quimby family life. Author of more than two dozen children's books, Cleary has a true knack for understanding the tangle of thoughts and emotions in a child's mind and heart. Empathic, witty, and astute, she has earned many other awards, including the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Alan Tiegreen's clever line drawings have charmed countless readers of Cleary's books over the years, and his style is now inextricably tied to hers. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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"Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone." -- -- Kirkus Reviews

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96 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Roger on June 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Hi! My name is Roger. I am 9 years old and I am in third grade. I just read the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. It is about Ramona Quimby, a member of the Quimby family. The third grade is harder than Ramona expected. Ramona is funny and intelligent. Beezes is starting junior high school and has a lot of homework. Ramona's dad is going to college, and Ramona's mom has a new job.
I think the book was great. It was funny. I recommend this book to 3rd graders. It would be too hard for 2nd grade and 1st grade students. I give this book 5 stars for the vocabulary and the funny parts it has.
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174 of 186 people found the following review helpful By J. Bifano on June 18, 2013
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So my name is Maya I"m 8. And I"m very small so small that people think I"m a baby. Yep that's how basically my life is. So far so bad.
Going to the park with my friend. Sofia she's like tall as a me. So I"m at the park and people ask are you a baby. And me and Sofia shout out it's not our first time in the world!!! And some teens come by and start to point and laugh. We ask why are you pointing and laughing at us? The teens say cause you to are 8 and your size baby size. And two teens named Avery and Angelina say what you 2 get your clothes baby clothes! Here comes the laughter again. So I"m at home asleep with mom and dad. Bored tired and hate my life those words the two teens Avery and Angelina baby clothes I have a older sister who's 16 and she says when I am a teen I be the size of a kid. She's not a size of a baby but now I know who cares about any size or clothes. TWO DAYS LATER. Now remember when I said who cares about any size or clothes. Well I do so does Sofia. Cause yesterday our parent's and sister started to make fun of us. Like my family said come in little baby and started to laugh like crazy. And Sofia"s family said this is crazy a baby stranger is here. RUDE!!! So my life won't change that much and Sofia"s won't either. But we'll figure a way out. Fine we didn't know a way out. But we dealt with it. THE END!!!!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Penny Thoughtful on May 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have happy memories of reading this book aloud to my father when both of us were sick with stomach flu. Somehow, cuddling on the couch reading about Ramona's similar predicament helped both of us feel better.
Like all the Ramona books, this is an outstanding portrayal of a very real little girl as she learns to enjoy reading, falls off her bike, fights with her sister and makes peace with old friends. It's a great book for eight-year-olds and for those who were eight a long time ago!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. K. Leggate on February 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
Although it is easy for many of us to forget what it was like to be little it is obvious that Beverly Cleary has never suffered from this problem. She shows that children have feelings and thoughts of their own. Her skills as an author are also present in the way she regards her younger readers as intelligent individuals while teaching them that they can be more than they are with a little thought and work.
Ramona is creative, imaginative, talented, and of course active just as every other eight year old would be. Not only are her active escapades entertaining, but so are her thought processes. Watch and enjoy as Ramona strugles to keep happy in some very potentialy traumatic times.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Justin K. Carver on December 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book takes the reader through the journey of Ramona Quimby your average girl. Ramona has just turned 8, which makes her big and is going to a new school. Beatrice her older sister is always having the upper hand on Ramona. Ramona's father is going back to school and the family is struggling just to make ends meet. Ramona stays in the afternoons with Howie Kemps grandmother and Howies little sister Wilma Jean. Wilma Jean is a thorn in Ramona's side. Ramonas mother begs her to keep the peace and be responsible so Mrs. Quimby can continue working. On Ramonas first day of school she is faced with Danny a bully who steals her eraser. Ramona gets the best of Danny and calls him Yard Ape. After this Danny respects her and Ramona kinda has a crush on him. Ramona is indifferent with her new teacher Ms. Whaley. Throughout the book Ramona is faced with problems such as being a nuisence to her teacher, "Yard Ape", her sister Beezus and her mother and fathers tiresome struggle to pay for bills, manage a family and work and go to school. In the end of the book after a much hard day of frustration the family goes on a limb and goes to Whopperburger. While there they come across an old man who is interested in the family. Towards the end of the meal the Quimbys find out that the man has paid for their dinner, because they remind him of his family and how nice of a family the Quimbys are. This action makes the whole family realize how special their relationship is and how even though they all may be cross in some situations that they are in fact one happy family!

Ramona Quimby is such a great character. A teacher could use this book to simply engage students in reading and allow them to connect with reading and the characters involved.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is written by Beverly Cleary and gets a 5 star rating by me.

I am rating this book 5 stars because it just brings back memories to kids older than 8. If you aren't older than 8 then it shows you sort of shows you what is to come in the future. Her lifestyle is a lot like a real human's lifestyle. That is another reason why I enjoyed reading this book so much. The author just amazes me because she makes a charcter that is not really a real person turn to life. As an example she lives with her sister who always bothers her. She has a cat and a next door neighbor named Henry.

My life relates to hers so much. When I was in 2nd grade people would like to take my things without asking. Just like in the novel, when Danny "The yard ape" steals her eraser and throws it around with his friend. This book also relates to my life when Ramona got that egg dropped on her head. When I was in fourth grade one of the same situations happen to me. My friend Eric started laughing really hard and spit his yogurt all over me then after that I had to go to the nurse and get it all cleaned up.

Some other books I would recommend are, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona and her Father, and all the other Ramona Quimby books. I really recommend you to read this book.
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