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Ramona and Her Father Paperback – March 19, 2013
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Once again, Beverly Cleary proves her own mettle in this touching and hilarious Newbery Honor Book. Beloved author of over two dozen children's books, and recipient of many awards, including another Newbery Honor for Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and a Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, Cleary's instinct for children's jumbled emotions is flawless. Alan Tiegreen's adroit line drawings perfectly complement Cleary's style; it's hard to imagine one without the other. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
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Ramona's life is turned upside down by her father's unemployment. Her father is cranky and depressed, her mother tired from overwork, and older sister Beezus, the funloving tomboy of the Henry Huggins books, is now a temperamental teenager. The book chronicles Ramona's attempts to deal with this difficult situation, and results are touching and very often hilarious. Despite its serious subject matter, the book still retains Mrs. Cleary's comic touch. This is one very funny book! The chapter about Ramona's hope of becoming a TV commericial actor, which she believes will end her family's problems, is one of the funniest Mrs. Cleary ever wrote. If I had to pick one book from the entire Henry Huggins/Ramona series "Ramona and Her Father" would be the one. Ramona's experiences with a difficult family situation are told with humor and candor.
My description makes this book sound like a real downer, but don't be fooled. It contains plenty of laughter to balance the pathos. For instance, Ramona once again becomes enamored with TV commercials, as she did in "Henry and the Clubhouse". This time, though, her intentions are more honorable (she thinks she can help out her family's financial situation by getting a job in commercials). Her attempts at cuteness are not appreciated by everyone, including her father and her teacher. She also makes a crown out of burrs and gets it tangled in her hair! Along the way, she learns that her family can be happy even in the midst of difficult circumstances. This was one of my favorites in the "Ramona" series.
Have you ever thought your father cared about you a lot? Well in Ramona and Her Father, her father loses his job, and starts smoking! Ramona's family is acting mad. But Ramona's father is acting nice to her, most of the time. Find out what happens in Ramona and Her Father.
I liked this book a lot, because Ramona went through all the trouble just to make her family happy.
I think Beverly Cleary wanted to share that even though you are upset with your family you still love them. I think the author wanted to teach us that no family is perfect.
I can't believe that was a book. It seemed so real.This is definitely a book you will remember forever. The setting of this wonderful book is in America in modern times. Most of the story takes place at Ramona's house or at her school. The characters are Ramona, a serious eight-year old girl with a lot on her mind, Mr.Quimby, Ramona's father and Beezus, Ramona's sister. Ramona has a normal life untill one payday when Ramona's father loses his job and starts smoking. One of the interesting parts is when Ramona's cat falls into their jack-o-lantern. Does everything work out for Ramona and her father? Find out! I think this is an A+ book.
This book is very funny and really puts a spin on the situation of her father losing his job. It can be a very relatable book nowadays because of the downturn of the economy. We liked the style of the writing because it tells the situation from a child's perspective. One is able to see how Ramona views the adults in her life. We get to see how her thought process is behind some of her crazy antics. One of the best parts of the book was when Beverly Cleary wanted to become an Actress in commercials because that would end up fixing all their problems.
Beverly Cleary most likely based this book off her childhood experience of when her father lost his job during the Depression. We believe that it was a good topic to touch on and that Beverly Cleary did a wonderful job doing so.Read more ›
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Just as listed, great series, came quickly, would order from again!Published 8 days ago by Shannon Gosnell
I purchased this as a gift for a third grader graduating from my multi-age class.Published 10 days ago by Kristi
Children love this book; great book to read with your kids. Arrived on-time, no complaints.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I like this book a lot the summary is kind like this: Family Members are caring to each other. I love this book so much and I would definitely recommend this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Superstar Reader
I am 9 and i love Beverly Cleary books since 7 they are good bookss i cant wait to read all of themPublished 5 months ago by Anastasia Katrina Sofia 👑 👑👑 three princesSes
Ramona was awesome I liked the feelings that were included you should defidintly read this so so so so coolPublished 8 months ago by DawsonFam
I am seven years old and I think Ramona and Her Father is a very good book, because it includes Christmas and I was happy that Ramona's father got a job. Read morePublished 13 months ago by sarah