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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Stockard Channing Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ramona Quimby Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062060181
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Beverly Cleary has given books to each member of the Quimby household except Mrs. Quimby. Now she gets her turn at last in a story that hits the high and low points of a working mother’s life, as seen from Ramona’s seven-and-a-half-year-old viewpoint.

From time to time, domestic tensions, not without their amusing side, will inevitably arise. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby sometimes forget who is supposed to do what, like when the Crock-Pot is not plugged in and dinner remains uncooked. And then there’s Ramona, who feels she is at an awkward age—too little to stay by herself when her mother is at work but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter’s house. Ramona just wants to feel loved and stay her mother’s little rabbit forever, so takes to twitching her nose in a cozy picture book until her teacher becomes concerned that something is making her nervous.

But Ramona is loved, and readers will rejoice with her when she discovers the wonderful truth. Few writers today are as skilled as Mrs. Cleary at showing families in the round, and here she is at the peak of her powers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cleary keeps this book hopping, jumping easily from scenario to scenario. Its success, as in Cleary’s other Ramona books, is in pulling our heartstrings and making us laugh. Readers will hoot as Ramona squirts every last drop from a new toothpaste tube—just because she always wanted to. We also see her nearly barf in the backseat of the car, and dye herself and her friend Howie bright blue.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Inimitable and highly entertaining…Children will relate to this winning heroine…Beautifully written.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of the National Book Award in 1981

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 6/29/2011

    " I enjoyed the Ramona books as a little girl, but I think I like them even more from an adult perspective. My kids and I have been thoroughly enjoying the audiobook (read by Stockard Channing) of this one as well - so funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisse | 6/21/2011

    " I thought Ramona and her Mother was good book. The only funny part was whenever Beezus was making a salad she put carrots in them and Ramona looked at them then she sighed with relief that the carrots were blood- free because usually Beezus cuts her finger. I liked this book a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 6/2/2011

    " Started in book and finished on Book on CD. Cute story, as usual. Love Ramona. "

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

    " I also loved this wonderful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/19/2011

    " Ramona and Her Father is a more tightly-written book, but Ramona and Her Mother earns five stars for making me tear up at the end. (Audrey's reaction: "Keep reading!") "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/28/2011

    " I love every book ever written by Beverly Cleary, and especially the Ramona stories. They are realistic, funny, and memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/13/2011

    " another one down just a few to go "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eniko | 2/3/2011

    " I read this book in about an hour, maybe more. I don't think I read this particular one when I was young, but I enjoyed it even as an adult. I read it with the eyes of a mother, and it made me wonder what goes on in MY little (big!) girl's head... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellee | 11/21/2010

    " Ramona reminded me of deva in this book. We are having fun reading the Ramona books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/13/2010

    " Another goodie from the Ramona series. All my kids enjoy these books and they are fun and fast to read alone or together. We laugh at the things Ramona gets into. We also love Junie B Jones books. "

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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.