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The Ramona Collection, Vol. 2: Ramona Quimby, Age 8 / Ramona and Her Mother / Ramona Forever / Ramona's World Paperback – Box set, March 19, 2013
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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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Poor little Ramona is seven years old, and she gets into more trouble trying to be good than anyone I know...except when I was that age...
From wasting the toothpaste to wearing her wonderful new pajamas under her clothes to school, she certainly reminds us of our own childhood...(in my case it was shaving lather). I am online to find other Ramona books.
I bought this for my grand daughter. My daughter is an Air Force Police Officer and she was just deployed to Katar. My grand daughters birthday is March 15 she will be 8, so I thought the Ramona books would be perfect for her. My daughter was able to share "Ramona and her Mother" with my grand baby, in fact they finished the book the night before my daughter was deployed. I used to read these books to my girls when they were little and thought what a perfect memory to leave my grand daughter with. Not even realizing that I helped create a wonderful memormy for my daughter to take with her to Katar as well. This year has been especially tough on them; my daughters 2 month old son died of SIDS in August and found out she was deploying soon after. Thank you for getting these books to them on time in England. It means more these words could ever tell you.
Yvonne M. Johnson
Proud Mother of one who is serving our Country!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my daughter can't put these books down. she is almost finished. thank you for making such a great bookPublished 28 days ago by Davina Beh
Bought these for my niece for her 8th birthday. She loves to read and she's enjoying these books.Published 2 months ago by Anne
Got the first four for my 8 year old daughter after seeing the movie. She loves to read them!Published 8 months ago by T Pynchon
Bought these for my 8 yr. old granddaughter. She really relates to them and enjoys reading them . Using them for school book reports.Published 8 months ago by Sharon K. Pettle