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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Landon | 5/18/2011

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

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