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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (10 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: 9780062060198
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Ramona Quimby, one of the most beloved characters in children’s fiction, has reached third grade. At school, her new teacher, Mrs. Whaley, addresses the class as “you guys.” At home, she helps her family “squeak by” as her mother works and her father returns to college to become an art teacher.

All the Quimbys have their ups and downs, but none feels them more intensely than Ramona. Her low point is undoubtedly reached the day she throws up in class and Mrs. Whaley instructs the children to hold their noses and file into the hall. But three days later Ramona recovers her verve sufficiently to give a book report in the style of a television commercial, bringing down the house with her final ad-lib line: “I can’t believe I read the whole thing!”

Writing with humor and compassion, Beverly Cleary continues her chronicle of a child’s growth and lovingly reaffirms the durability of the memorable Quimby family. They may not be nice all the time, but they stick together through good times and bad.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s a rare thing to be hailed by audience and critics alike. In Mrs. Clearly’s case, everyone seems delighted.” 

    New York Times

  • “Cleary shows us life through Ramona’s eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Newbery Honor

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophia | 6/26/2011

    " Ramona threw up in this book, scarring me for the rest of my life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleisha | 6/24/2011

    " I love Ramona! When I read this book, I'm suddenly a kid again--playing in the ditch behind my parents' house, running around barefoot, eating watermelon Jolly Ranchers, wishing Ramona and I could be best friends.

    Such a delight! Can't wait to share this one with my children! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/5/2011

    " Decided to revisit Ramona before watching the movie. She's a charming, spunky little character. I remember why I liked her in 3rd grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Landon | 5/18/2011

    " Just finish with my third graders. Great book for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 4/25/2011

    " All of the Ramona books are amazing! Each one of them deals with different issues that all children go through. In this book she learns how to enjoy reading, fights with her sister, and makes up with old friends. I would recommend all of this book series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/20/2011

    " Read this to my daughters. They loved it and it brought back wonderful childhood memories for me. How did I get so old??? Who can get enough of Ramona and my middle child is Willa Jean in the flesh... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 4/17/2011

    " I absolutely love this book and most of Beverly Cleary's books. She's very entertaining in her language choice! I'm reading this book now with one of the small groups in my 3rd grade placement. Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/13/2011

    " This was my favorite childhood series next to Nancy Drew. I re-read the entire series recently and fell in love with the Quimby family all over again. The movie was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 catherine | 4/10/2011

    " Ramona Books.

    Another humorous Romona story, even now these books still make me laugh. Great for girls around the age of eight, shows them they are important and can help them to get through some of the same situations as Ramona. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 4/7/2011

    " I liked it so much because 8 is my favorite number because that is how old I am. Ramona is funny and Beezus is bossy. "

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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.