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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Stockard Channing Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ramona Quimby Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062060174
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Ramona Quimby is a character intimately known by Beverly Cleary readers. In this story of Ramona’s year in second grade, they will come to know Mr. Quimby equally well.

As the story opens, Mr. Quimby loses his job without warning, and Ramona’s seven-year-old view of this all-too-frequent family crisis hails the full range of emotions and all that comes with them, from tears to laughter.

Not surprisingly, Ramona takes an active hand in the problems that develop. She practices television commercials in hopes of earning a million dollars but only succeeds in insulting her teacher when she delivers a disparaging line about wrinkles in pantyhose. She grows concerned that Mr. Quimby’s smoking will blacken his lungs and empty his wallet, so she launches an energetic No Smoking campaign. Sometimes Mr. Quimby’s temper frays under the strain of his uncertain future and Ramona’s attentions, but he proves as resilient as his daughter, and the Quimbys cope better than they realize.

Once again children will be both entertained and comforted by the triumphs and tribulations they find in this wise, funny book.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Once again, Beverly Cleary proves her own mettle in this touching and hilarious Newbery Honor Book…Cleary’s instinct for children’s jumbled emotions is flawless.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Channing makes this series new for another generation of listeners.”


  • “True, warm-hearted, and funny.”


  • An ALA Notable Book
  • A School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 1978 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • A 1978 Newbery Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 5/3/2011

    " I thought this book is wonderful, just like the rest of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 HRH | 4/1/2011

    " Adorable. This seems to be the book where most/many of the stories used in the movie comes from. I love Cleary's simple style -- it's relatable, entertaining, and perfect for kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/21/2011

    " We read this one to Archer when he was in Kindergarten and although he liked it, I think he would like it more now that he is older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sofia | 3/17/2011

    " It is reaaly good:D [who doesn't LUV Ramona series] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 2/3/2011

    " I love this story. I thought it was so funny when Ramona posted up a bunch of posters to make her dad stop smoking. I liked more when he started paying attention and started doing fatherly things with Ramona. These stories never fail to amuse me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/26/2011

    " I read this with the kids and they loved Ramona's mishaps. It was a good read aloud book and at their ages it was a good one to discuss together (smoking, choices etc). "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.