Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

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In this Newbery Honor Book from beloved author Beverly Cleary, eight-year-old Ramona Quimby's zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona can't be kept down!

Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom leaves Ramona completely humiliated. Can she bounce back from this one?

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About Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?" Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California. Jacqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly a hundred children's books.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 208 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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asks Ramona at the table.) Worse, there's her mother's new full-time job that leaves her too busy and tired to make Ramona a sheep costume for the Christmas pageant.

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So it appears--for Ramona now looks set to weather the advent of a baby sister!

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Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family.

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Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family.

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Allen and the screenwriters take key story elements from "Ramona and Her Father," while also leaning heavily on "Ramona Forever," "Ramona and Her Mother," "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" and "Ramona's World."

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Pajiba

Instead, this movie is a dumping ground for various misdeeds from several books, including Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, and Ramona’s World.

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PopMatters

It depends on the picture.” Directed by Elizabeth Allen, the movie remixes characters and story bits from several of Beverly Cleary’s beloved Ramona Quimby novel series, especially 1981’s Ramona Quimby, Age 8, 1984’s Ramona Forever, and 1977’s Ramona and Her Father, in which he loses his job.

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Boston.com

Since the filmmakers wanted an older Ramona (age 9, played by newcomer Joey King) and a teenage Beezus (played by Disney Channel pop princess Selena Gomez), they cobbled their story from Cleary’s later works, sampling most heavily from “Ramona and Her Father,’’ “Ramona and Her Mother,’’ “Ramona ...

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Zimbio

Even though the film's title brings to mind former librarian turned author Beverly Cleary's novel Beezus and Ramona , screenwriters Lori Craig and Nick Pustay ignored that work completely and instead pulled plot points from Ramona Forever , Ramona and Her Father , Ramona and Her Mother , Ramona's...

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