Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary

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Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!

Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing to improve. Then a scary incident at a friend's house leaves Ramona feeling at fault. Who knew growing up could be filled with such complicated situations?

Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

 

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 January 1, 1999 by Morrow Junior. 204 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she’s as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or “zeroteen,” as she calls it).

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Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she's as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or "zeroteen," as she calls it).

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Though the precocious nine-year-old is on relatively firm ground at school (""By the fourth grade she had learned to put up with teachers""), Ramona resents the emphasis that this year's teacher places on correct spelling, tries to tolerate the seemingly perfect Susan and--very realistically--alt...

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Examiner

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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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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KidsReads

The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!One of the most rewarding aspects of reading Beverly Cleary’s novels about Ramona Quimby and her Klickitat Street neighborhood is watching Ramona grow up from bratty preschooler to trouble-making kindergartner to perennially worrying grade-schooler.

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