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.
Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.
My granddaughter's favorite read, and she is only 6--she started reading with her mother, and does a bit on her own. It is impressive to our family that the author is from Oregon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Calebini
My daughters grew up with Ramona so I bought it for my granddaughters. Great, funny youth fiction. Ramona is a classic.Published 1 month ago by Colleen B. Reep
My granddaughter is Ramona - she reads like reading about herself!Published 4 months ago by Ja Presler
Ramona will always deserve five stars. She is timeless. My children were reading her thirty years ago and now my grandchildren enjoy her. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mary Jo Nutt
My granddaughter lived this. After checking prices elsewhere, this was the best price and presentation. Something to save and hand down in later yearsPublished 12 months ago by Big Red
Loved getti g all the books for a great deal. My kids read so fast and getting to our library hasn't been convenient because we've been traveling a lot. Read morePublished 14 months ago by angie
gdaughter loves them still alittle advance for a 6yr old to read but sits quietly for gma to read to her keeps her attention completelyPublished 17 months ago by Tina Maeder